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Eurobodalla's newest community hero has been providing garden beds for Centrelink recipients and there's more to come

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Kathryn Maxwell (right) receives her Community Hero award from Jan Swinhoe, Chair IMB Bank Community Foundation.

One of the Eurobodalla's community powerhouses, Kathryn Maxwell, has been given a Community Hero award from the IMB Bank Community Foundation, for rolling out SAGE's Veggies For All project, and the IMB has also provided funding for the continuation of the successful program. 

The project has held basic gardening workshops for hundreds of residents over the last two years, and has seen the installation of 150 garden beds in the homes of people receiving Centrelink payments from North Durras to Bermagui.

Now Eurobodalla will see more back-yard vegetable gardeners, veggie beds and a new community garden in Moruya following the announcement that the SAGE 2019 Veggies for All program received a grant of $20,000.

The SAGE Veggies for All program is supported by an amazing team of volunteers led by Kathryn Maxwell who said they are all excited about the $20,000 grant.

“We are thrilled and very grateful that the IMB Bank Community Foundation has announced it will generously fund our program for another year,” said Ms Maxwell.

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Robert Cove (above) has been tirelessly installing beds across the Eurobodalla.

“In the past few years we have been able to install around 150 raised veggie beds in the homes of Centrelink recipients and we have welcomed more than 300 people through our vegetable gardening workshops.”

“This $20,000 grant will help us run veggie gardening workshops for any Eurobodalla resident for only $15, and install veggie beds in the backyards of 40 Centrelink recipients.”

“We are also working towards establishing a new community garden in the grounds of the Anglican Parish in Moruya.”

SAGE and IMB Bank are launching the Veggies for All 2019 program next Friday 26 July 2019.  The launch will be held at 11am at the Vulcan St Cafe, 57 Vulcan St Moruya.  Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided and everyone is invited to attend the celebration.