David Robinson and Jennifer Hamilton from Alstonville Poultry Farm are looking for people to
David Robinson and Jennifer Hamilton from Alstonville Poultry Farm are looking for people to "garden share" with them. PHOTO: PATRICK GORBUNOVS

Come share in garden fun

ALSTONVILLE couple Jennifer Hamilton and David Robinson love gardening so much that they want to involve their local community in a new project.

They are looking for people to "garden share" with them.

At their Tuckombil Lane property, they have started growing beans, capsicum, zucchini, melons and pumpkins.

"The soil up here is so good and rich, everything just keeps growing," Ms Hamilton said.

"We are looking for people to garden share with us - we've got the land, but we don't always have enough time. And there might be people out there who love gardening and would love to grow their own vegies, but don't have enough space at their own house."

Mr Robinson said the project was based on the community garden model.

He said the ultimate aim was to grow enough vegies to eat, and that any excess could be sold.

"As long as we have enough to eat and the people we share with have enough to eat, we're happy," he said.

The garden share project is also about self-sustainability and healthy living. Ms Hamilton said they collected their own rainwater on the farm.

"The satisfaction that you get from planting a seed, watering that seed, watching it grow and then harvesting, is just amazing," she said.

"It's nourishing for your soul. Even pulling out the weeds is an experience, because you are growing what you want to grow."



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