The ‘green gardener’ service is a trial, and council will be assessing whether there is sufficient demand from residents to make it a permanent service.
Environmental Sustainability Manager Jez Partridge says the green gardener will visit people in their homes, and talk them through how they can grow veges and compost kitchen and garden waste. A sketch plan of their garden will be created showing the best places to locate a vege garden and composting area.
“More and more people are wanting to give vege gardening a go, but not everyone knows where to start,” says Jez.
“The green gardener will provide the confidence and advice required to get started.”
If you’re interested in receiving a visit from the green gardener, contact council on 570 6666.