The Garden Grows

On a glorious autumn Sunday, 16th May, the Community Garden was officially launched. Go to our photo gallery to see some pics from the day, taken by Gordon Dowell.

Special thanks to the following people whose generosity contributed to preparing the garden and making the event a wonderful success.

Revd. Fiona Goy and All Saints Anglican Church Community

Suzanne Ingleton

Peter Watts

Doug Bell

Brendan Dwyer

Karen Pierce

Ron Snep

Julie Patey

Councillor Michael Redden

Dig Café

Newstead Natives – Frances Cincotta

Holy Goat Cheese, Sutton Grange

The Food Garden, Campbells Creek

Newstead Post Office

Newstead Community Centre

Newstead’s Cricket Club, Pool & Preschool

Many other individuals and organisations have supported the development of the garden to its current stage. We would like to acknowledge assistance from:

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Dept. of  Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs

Newstead RTC

Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden

Clunes Community Garden

Waterstore Tanks                

Newstead Recreation Reserve Committee

Don Culvenor

George Ryan

Triple J Earthworks – Rod Jackson

Powlett Hill Pty Ltd – Fawcett family

The Red Store

E.R. & J.W. Campbell Fencing Contractors

Spa Country Electrical – Lynal & Leonie Bastin

Meridian Land Design – Hamish MacCallum

Castlemaine Home Timber & Hardware

Borderline Garden Supplies

Hanson Construction Materials

Meg Norris Design

Living Water Flowforms

Redpath Ideal Greenhouses

Allsun Farm – Gundaroo Tiller

Biodynamic Agriculture Australia

CERES Organic farm & nursery – Chris Ennis

Beard’s Hardware, Campbells Creek

Hickmans Pty Ltd

Diggers Club

Castlemaine Garden Supplies

Numerous members of the community who have given time, energy, expertise, materials and support in many ways, including the Newstead Echo and participants of the Newstead 2021 Summit, where the idea of a community garden grew from.

If we’ve missed anyone we apologise and thank you

Thank You Everyone!

We now look forward to the growth – of not only plants but ‘community’ too.

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