NSW - Mamre Farm
The $5,000 SITA Community grant will enable Mamre Farm to further develop its 'Walking Alongside' program. This program aims to improve access for people with limited mobility, support community organisations around culturally specific food production and deepen their 'farm to kitchen' healthy food message.
Mamre Community Garden is currently engaged with a number of different community organisations and ethnic groups such as STARTTS, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre, Permaculture Sydney West, various disability service providers and refugee families delivering therapeutic gardening and farming activities.
Farm and Community Manager, Steven Fleischmann, said "Mamre House is very excited to receive this funding as it will enhance our environmental education package and community engagement through improvements to the accessibility and amenity of our community garden."
Mamre, a project of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, commenced in 1986 with a vision to be ‘A place of promise where individuals are enabled to realise their potential and contribute to the community’.