Part of the CDP’s Activity Yard for over 20 years, the Bouke Community Garden space was revived in 2020 when Gavin Gibbs took his position as Site Manager in Bourke. With his vision, along with the help of many members of he community, the garden was bought to life.
Built as an Activity based program, the Community Garden is designed to encourage all people form the communtiy to join in. Fostering community ties while promoting physical and social wellbeing, anyone and everyone is welcome to participate.
Local dietician, Charlene Noye from Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Service, has come on board with University of NSW. Together they are providign a new drought olerant garden bed system and a 10 week student program educating workers on how the beds work and need to be maintained.
The Bourke Communtiy Garden was instrumenal in aiding the provision of fresh fruit and vegetables through the COVID -19 pandemic. It is a very exciting time for the gardens moving into the 2022 seasons.