Enjoy every mouthful

Tuesday 9 July 2019

Take some and leave some the next time you’re in Frankston City and come across the new vegetable planter boxes in Wells Street and the Frankton Library forecourt.

Frankston City Mayor, Michael O’Reilly urged residents to enjoy a sample of the fresh produce boxes in the City Centre.

“The new vegetable planter boxes are an awesome addition to the City Centre. I encourage community members to help maintain the planters, alongside our custodians, by watering, weeding and enjoying samples of the fresh produce while you’re in town,” said the Mayor.

The project is a part of Council’s Love Where You Live initiative, which sees community members lead projects in suburbs all around Frankston City.

“The Love Where You Live projects encourage and build community connections and local pride. This grass-roots project brings colour and connection to our streets.”

“This is just one of the projects underway with the assistance of dedicated volunteers who built and decorated the boxes,” said the Mayor

“Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some fresh produce and we hope the community will appreciate and help look after the boxes, while sharing the produce that’s grown.”

Local artist, Daria Bryers is a member of the working group and facilitated workshops with local youth to create the vibrant artwork, which covers the boxes.

“We really wanted to get the local Frankston youth involved, so they have a sense of ownership and pride in these beautiful planter boxes,” said Ms Bryers.

“You’ll find the first of the planters in Wells Street (Young Street end) and in the Frankston Library forecourt, near Frankston Youth Services. Look out for more boxes arriving soon in Heatherhill Road, Nairm Marr Djambana, and Frankston High School.”

This project is supported by Bunnings Frankston, Frankston Sand Soil and Mini Mix, Frankston Indigenous Nursery, and Diggers Club.

Community members and local businesses can get involved in this project, and others, by joining the working group for their suburb. Other projects include community markets, art exhibitions, bus tours and community walks.

For more information or to get involved call 9784 1851, email LoveWhereYouLive@frankston.vic.gov.au or visit frankston.vic.gov.au/LoveWhereYouLive

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