Community idea bears fruit

A GROUP of passionate locals have nurtured an idea to create a garden space for the entire community to enjoy, and after 10 months the idea has officially grown into a reality.

The idea first came to locals Kirstie May and Kieran Schultz in the middle of 2014, and after months of negotiating the Bright Community Garden (BCG) officially has a home.

The garden is being auspiced through the Ovens Valley Landcare and BCG garden coordinator Kirstie May said the road had been a long one, but the committee were thrilled to have secured a vacant quarter acre block behind All Saints Anglican Church in Bright.

“We originally had a site located near the hospital, but that ended up falling through,” she said.

“We held a community meeting in November last year which attracted quite a number of people and from that we formed a little committee with about 10 members and we’ve all just been ticking away in the background looking at funding options and coming up with a vision for the garden.”

Ms May said the group were finally able to locate an appropriate block after one of the committee members suggested the land behind the All Saints Anglican Church.

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