Luncheon Club Eden Garden
Once a tired and lifeless spot in Waterloo, Eden Garden has enjoyed a beautiful transformation thanks to the grit, determination and vision of The Luncheon Club and its group of dedicated volunteers.
Money and manpower
Before the transformation could take place, the group did extensive research on best practice community gardening and asked the City’s community gardens coordinator for valuable advice that helped them secure a grant.
“The money we received was enough to make the dramatic changes we wanted,” says project manager Vicki Coumbe. “With the money came more interest from other volunteers who gave us the manpower to complete our big plan.”
Now the flourishing community garden features:
- raised garden-beds full of edible plants
- a chicken coop
- a wet garden
- composting area
- structured pathways to make the area more accessible.
As The Luncheon Club continues to encourage the community to engage in gardening through new workshops, Vicki says the space has been transformed from “a hodgepodge of a garden into something that is productive and beautiful.”
Last updated: Wednesday, 11 June 2014