The seed was planted...
Mandurah Community Gardens was the first community garden to be established in Mandurah. It was opened in 2012 after the land, located on the grounds of Coodanup College, was set aside for its use in an arrangement with the Western Australia Department of Education. The negotiation for the provision of the land was kindly organised through the efforts of [name/s here].
With the help of initial funding grants, volunteers helped to design and construct the areas of the garden. Mandurah Community Gardens Inc. was officially incorporated as a association on the 3rd May 2013.
The area of the garden covers approximately 0.152 hectares of land (approximately 220 square metres).
Over the years, Mandurah Community Gardens has continued to grow with great features, including the addition of toilet facilities, water irrigation, a kids play area, seating areas, accessible pathways and garden beds, and many more improvements.
Mandurah Community Gardens is widely considered a great asset for the local community of Mandurah and its surrounds, providing a unique and accessible service.
The Mandurah Community Gardens Committee
All financial members of Mandurah Community Gardens welcome to join the committee. Members can be invited to be on the committee, or can volunteer to join themselves.
Committee members help with planning and staging activities at they gardens. They also act as ambassadors to the gardens, happy to chat with visitors and introduce the garden.
Committee Meetings are held once a month and an Annual General Meeting is convened in July of each year where the committee is dissolved and reformed with roles and committee members for the coming year. The committee consists of 4 Office Holders acting in executive roles as outlined in the Rules of Association: President (& Chairperson), Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, there can be appointed arbitrary roles for ongoing responsibilities for special purposes such as a Garden Coordinator or an Events Manager, and a minimum of 3 supporting Ordinary Committee Members.
The function of the committee is to manage the gardens by:
Introducing the Committee
The 2021-2022 committee members for Mandurah Community Gardens Inc. are:
- President - Jenny Boivin
- Vice President - Bill Rigg
- Secretary - Lana Kenen
- Treasurer - Bernice Mills
- Garden Coordinator - Cheryl Ivey
- IT Support/Administration - Paul Hammond
- Sue Paull
- Edna Slaughter
- Patricia Wilson
- Teresa Muir
- Pamela Adams