The first step in a sensory garden project at Shepparton’s Vision Australia was completed yesterday.
Shepparton Men’s Shed volunteers and Bunnings Shepparton employees worked together to build a raised garden bed at the site.
‘‘This whole area is going to be a sensory garden ... a place our clients can attend to, but also a nice spot to sit and have a cuppa,’’ Vision Australia volunteers co-ordinator Pam Power said.
‘‘We do cooking here with our clients, so now they’ll be able to use the fresh produce that grows.’’
Bunnings Shepparton donated all the material for the raised garden bed and, with the help of volunteers, put it together.
‘‘(Vision Australia) is about helping people live the life they choose to ... (the garden bed) is on a slight angle so people can sit up against it in their walkers,’’ Mrs Power said.
Vegetables to be planted yesterday included capsicum, tomato, eggplant, beans, lettuce and carrots.
‘‘I’d like to thank Paula and her team at Bunnings who gave us the dirt, sleepers, sugar cane mulch, fertiliser and timber,’’ Mrs Power said.