Keen gardeners back after thyme out

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Community Gardens volunteers Shirl and Rod Smith and chairperson Adrian Townsend are urging locals to support the garden markets reopening tomorrow.
Camera IconBusselton Community Gardens volunteers Shirl and Rod Smith and chairperson Adrian Townsend are urging locals to support the garden markets reopening tomorrow. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

Volunteers at the Busselton Community Gardens are encouraging locals to get behind the garden.

Many Busselton residents have been left without jobs and may be struggling with mental health issues since the COVID-19 crisis hit but BCG chairman Adrian Townsend said tending the garden provided a positive activity for those who may be dealing with mental illness.

“People who come down here always remark about how peaceful it is, it’s good for the soul and the mind,” he said.

“We’ve always got tasty fresh vegies and citrus fruits at the markets, as well as bric-a-brac, books, CDs and delicious jams.”

BCG will hold indoor markets during winter after a $9000 City of Busselton community bids grant enabled the volunteer organisation to build a big shed for social gatherings.

The markets run every second and fourth Saturday of the month and resume tomorrow.

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