Tucked in behind St Paul’s African House is a community garden for all to enjoy. The community garden was established in 2017 by African and non-African community members as part of a larger program with the Ethnic Council of Shepparton & District and the Department of Justice. Originally designed around the engagement of youth to aid in crime prevention, the garden is now more widely used by the women of the various communities to grow culturally appropriate and familiar
fruits and vegetables. Lenga, lenga, pumpkin, eggplant, tomatoes and garlic are some of the popular items planted.
The community garden is a wonderful way for volunteers and community members to work together, share culture and knowledge and build relationships. Volunteers are always welcome. You can read more about our garden in the newspaper articles published over the years.