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Growing the Palmerston community

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Since February 2024 STEPS Group Australia, Life Without Barriers and Helping People Achieve have partnered up with the Palmerston council and local community to grow the Harvest Corner Community Garden.

Located in the heart of Darwin’s city of Palmerston, Harvest Corner Community Garden has been running since 2012, offering opportunities for community members to plant, grow and nurture a variety of plants.

STEPS students have been actively using this beautiful green space to build gardening, horticulture, and communication skills, along with taking the opportunity to interact with the local community.

AMEP teacher Amila says the Harvest Corner Community Garden has provided a chance for students to demonstrate their unique cultural background through sharing their gardening methods and flavours with other community members.

“The students love to engage in activities outside the classroom where they can communicate with each other and share their stories of their countries and their culture.  

“The Community Garden is a wonderful way for our students to learn more about each other’s traditions through growing and cooking food and to celebrate the diversity of cultures in our community by contributing to the community garden, a place that all the community can enjoy,” says Amila.

With the collective management of the Harvest Corner Community Garden continuing up until 2026, the STEPS team are looking forward to continuing to cultivate the garden space as well as the community relationships that foster out of the shared space.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

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