‘It’s an opportunity for the older members to help out and to learn new gardening skills,’ said Marica Cindric, manager of the Coolibah Centre.
The garden, nestled between the office and the Brotherhood’s aged-care home Sumner House, is enjoyed by staff and aged-care residents alike, providing both a green oasis and plenty of fresh vegetables.
Residents of our Independent Living Units – which also sit alongside the garden – make the most of the greenery as well, using it as a place of rest and reflection.
The funding for the garden rejuvenation came from the Maggie Beer Foundation.
‘We are very grateful for their support,’ said Marica Cindric.
Kerry Reber and Janssen Rees, horticulturists with Melbourne Total Landscaping, were on hand to assist the Coolibah members in the garden.
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Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.