Welcome to new Garden Mates!

The Still Gardening program is delighted to welcome eight diverse and skilled new volunteer Garden Mates.

We undertook volunteer induction and training at Hobart City Council’s beautiful Regional Nursery in Mornington last week, followed by a tour of the nursery and the amazing collection of “potted colour”, street trees and indoor plants that it maintains.

The eight new Garden Mates are a great boost for the clients on our ever-growing waiting list. We look forward to matching clients and new volunteers over the coming weeks. As one existing client told us:

    “Garden was worrying me a lot.  Now it gives me a lot of pleasure to come out in the garden.  Having the Mate helps maintain interest.  Nice talking about it with someone else.  I made a friend.”

We trust that these new volunteers will do a wonderful job of helping our clients to keep active in their gardens and reap the great health benefits and joy that come out of tending a patch.

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