WA - Brighton Community Garden
Over the last 12 months more than 500 people have visited the Brighton Community Garden located in Butler, Western Australia.
From school holiday activities to sustainability and garden organic workshops; to pizza cooking demonstrations and garden plots managed by school groups and Girl Guides, the garden is a popular destination that benefits everyone from young primary school children to mature retirees.
Brighton Community Garden has been provided with $3,978.00 to fund the installation of a 1.5kW solar power generation system on the roof of their workshop to power the garden reticulation pump. The size of the solar power system has been designed to power the water reticulation pump during daylight hours reducing mains supply power consumption close to neutral. The use of solar power is in line with the community garden ethos of providing ecologically and socially sustainable
Chris Moore, a dedicated community garden committee volunteer is excited about the opportunities the new solar installation will provide.
“Along with the environmental benefits the solar installation will also allow funds that would normally be spent by the garden on electricity to be utilised for other expenditure such as equipment and plants,” Chris explained.