2017 Media Releases

Grow Young with Indira Naidoo

21 February 2017

Thursday, 9 March, 10 am – 3:30 pm
 Dougherty Community Centre
7 Victor Street, Chatswood

Join Indira Naidoo and the Time to Grow Garden Share team at Grow Young on Thursday 9 March and learn more about growing plants in small areas, cooking and pickling with home grown produce and organic solutions to gardening problems.

The Time to Grow Garden Share project is a Council initiative that connects local keen gardeners with older residents who have extra space to share in their backyards, promoting community development and health and well-being through social interaction, gentle exercise, and knowledge and skill sharing.

A highlight of the 2017 Willoughby Seniors Festival programme, this event will feature a range of workshops, cooking demonstrations and displays that will inspire green thumbs of all ages.

10 am – 12 pm:              Veggie Gardening in Pots with Toni Salter, “The Veggie Lady”

11 am – 12 pm:              Love Your Leafy Greens Cooking Demonstration and Tasting with Chef Joanna Powling

12 pm – 1 pm:                Edible Balcony Gardening with Indira Naidoo

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:      Cornersmith Café Pickling Demonstration and Tasting

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:      Organic Garden Problem Solving Workshop with Toni Salter, “The Veggie Lady”

There will also be a pop-up herb and spice garden and an ergonomic tools showcase on display.

“Gardening is a healthy, rewarding activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and is a fantastic way for older residents to maintain their wellbeing and continue leading active lives,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney. "I encourage all members of the community, from expert gardeners to novices, to come along to this wonderful event and learn how you can ‘grow young’ with gardening,” she said. 

Bookings are essential on 9777 7974 or email Jenny.Beer@willoughby.nsw.gov.au  

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For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au