Compost put to good use in community garden

We’re delighted that the fruit and vegetable scraps we’ve been turning into compost at our Hampton Downs facility, is being used to help grow more fruit and vegies.

Nine cubic metres of compost was recently delivered to Progress to Health’s community garden in Fairfield, where it will be used by people the organisation mentors and assists to grow food, which is then used in cooking lessons.

Funded by the Ministry of Social Development and the Waikato and Taranaki district health boards, the Hamilton-based organisation supports about 900 people with long-term mental health conditions or disabilities each year, with community-based services throughout the Waikato, Taranaki and Taupō.

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Below: The community garden in Fairfield