The Stanmore Road Community Gardens group takes place at the Linwood Resource Centre gardens on Linwood Avenue on Tuesdays at 1pm. We have our own vegetable plots that we maintain as well as helping out generally. The jobs are varied and include mowing lawns, seed raising, harvesting vegetables, thinning out, planting seedlings, etc. We always have a break where we join other volunteers for afternoon tea.
Members who work in the gardens get first pick of the produce from our plots, including silver beet, rhubarb, leeks and spinach. The gardens are also able to supply fresh produce for other members back at Stanmore Road.
Some members involved choose to take responsibility for their own plot and work in the gardens in their own time. Step Ahead members become part of the LInwood Resource Centre community, whether they are tending their own or Step Ahead’s plots.
Step Ahead West has had regular gardening groups at various community gardens over the years. While it isn’t happening currently, this could resume if there was enough interest from the membership.