Homes North partners with TurningPoint Church Gunnedah to establish community garden for Homes North tenants

TurningPoint Church Gunnedah and Home North are teaming up for a community project.

Homes North has received almost $46,000 for an outdoor cover and a raised community garden on TurningPoint’s grounds in South Street.

The funds were announced in October in round three of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund and the project has a 12-month turnaround.

“We have partnered with Homes North to provide a meeting place that’s independent to tenant housing and in conjunction with that is a community garden with a path so even disabled people can go around it,” TurningPoint minister Neville Mammen said.

“People can be allocated a certain section [in the garden] and access what they grow.”

At a tenant’s meeting early in the year, Homes North operations manager, Richard Innis, tenants discussed the need for a place they could go that is safe and peaceful, where they can have a cuppa, and hold meetings, forums and social activities.

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