GARDEN GROWERS: QCWA members Heather Wieland and Heather Jensen are excited to create their community garden.
GARDEN GROWERS: QCWA members Heather Wieland and Heather Jensen are excited to create their community garden. Contributed

Gladstone community garden ready for planting

THE Gladstone QCWA wants to help Gladstone residents grow their knowledge of gardening through their community garden project.

The project will see a fruit, vegetable and herb garden created behind their hall in Oaka St.

And they are now at a stage where they can begin planting.

One of the garden's main features will be how it demonstrates water harvesting principles, making sure that every drop of water that falls is used to maximum effect.

QCWA Gladstone branch president Heather Jensen said a group of dedicated volunteers were behind the project.

"We are so pleased to finally be at a stage where we can start planting," she said.

"So many wonderful people have stepped up to help make this garden a reality.

"We have some volunteers from the community and the organic growers group, and Bunnings have made a fantastic donation."

The group of volunteers has a range of impressive skills between them, including a certificate in sustainable agriculture and permaculture design.

One volunteer is a member of the Nutrition Farming Network.

A working bee will be held this Saturday, September 12.