The first sod is set to turn

THE first sod of the Myrtleford Community Garden will be turned over in a matter of weeks – kangaroos willing.

After 18 months of planning the community group has now secured land on the Alpine Health campus site fronting Lawrence Street and is hoping an Alpine Shire grant will kick start Stage 1 later this month.

Club president Alan Mitchinson said it had seemed, at times, to have been a very long 18 months.

“But finally and after a lot of hard work and a lot of goodwill we will turn the first sod on Saturday, August 20,” he said.

“We have now secured the use of the land through Alpine Health and are also receiving funding from the Alpine Shire’s ‘RecLess ’ resilient gardens project to commence the first stage of the project in late August.

“We are also very grateful to receive our first donation from local community group, the Lions Club, last month.”

Mr Mitchinson said they would be looking to be water wise and innovative in a garden that will be used as a showcase to others.

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