Address: 89 to 95 Keogh Street West Ipswich
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Phone : (07) 3608 4080
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Yellow Brick Road
8/44 East St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Ipswich, QLD 4305, Australia
We are proud to announce that iCAN has obtained a lease from the Main Roads Department and is establishing a community garden. The community garden will be called iCAN Community Garden at 89 to 95 Keogh Street, West Ipswich.
As you can appreciate a Community Gardening is a valuable activity, contributing to the sustainability and well‐being of the wider community and providing an extensive range of environmental, social, recreational, health and educational benefits.
It is a unique use of public open space, managed by the community primarily for producing food and contributing to the development of a sustainable urban environment. It is a place for learning and sharing about sustainable living practices whilst actively building community through shared activities, and contributing to improved health and well‐being.
We envision that it will be so much more, as we like to reach out to all groups of people, especially the underprivileged and fringe groups that find it hard to be part of a community. We also hope to make it multicultural by inviting all to take part in this garden and hope to encourage community involvement.
We would like to incorporate a place to meet, a place to share and learn from each other, but also a place where charities can work together to help our community.
iCAN is a charity and our aim is to help the underprivileged and creating a feel of belonging in which the underprivileged can thrive and feel part of the community again.
It is a rather large vision, which will need lots of planning, but also help and commitment from the community.
Hence, we are having an opening day to invite people to help plan for this, share their vision for such a community garden and what they would like to see. It is no good for the members of iCAN to build this according to our vision, if that possible does not line up with the needs and vision of the community.
iCAN‘s members are all volunteers and all money raised by us goes directly to projects in the community. We have very enthusiastic members and that has brought us to the point that we now can open this garden.
We would like to invite you to this opening and would love to hear your vision on a community garden. Your support for this community project is vital to make this a success.
The opening will be on Saturday the 3rd of November at 9 am - 2 pm at the community garden at 89 to 95 Keogh Street, West Ipswich.
Hope to see you there.