A new project for Anglicare Victoria in Wangaratta will help locals learn how to grow fresh produce and cook healthy recipes.
The ‘Socially Based Community Food Hub’ is a partnership between Anglicare Victoria, The Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral and the Wangaratta Farmers Market. The Hub consists of three different projects including the creation of a community garden at the back of Purbrick Hall, a kitchen library and cooking classes.
“The Socially Based Community Food Hub will create a sense of environmental awareness for the people we help, while promoting environmental sustainability,” says Anglicare Victoria Community Development Worker Tanya Grant.
“By creating the wicking beds, people will see firsthand how food is grown, picked and cooked, as well as learn healthy recipe and budget saving ideas. These skills make a real difference for people who otherwise may not have these skills and provide ongoing, long-term benefits.”
The kitchen library will allow people to borrow items such as mixers and other kitchen utensils so they can replicate the recipes they’ve learnt in their own home.
The funding was provided by Gateway Community Health’s ‘Grow Your Idea’ project. The project was created to enable members of the community to come up with health based projects.
The local community is encouraged to become involved either as volunteer teachers or to learn more about gardening and cooking.
To enquire, contact Tanya Grant on 03 5723 7900.