Sisters-in-law are Cittaslow Goolwa's newest life members

DEDICATION: Judith and Gaynor Jones were presented with life membership to Cittaslow Goolwa for their efforts to create and sustain a community garden. Photo: Supplied.
DEDICATION: Judith and Gaynor Jones were presented with life membership to Cittaslow Goolwa for their efforts to create and sustain a community garden. Photo: Supplied.

Two sisters-in-law have been granted life membership to the club through which they helped create a community garden.

Gaynor and Judith Jones were part of the group of Cittaslow Goolwa members who shared the dream of starting such an initiative in 2007.

Thirteen years later, the garden has thrived due to the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers.

Currently, the garden is home to 26 beds maintained by Cittaslow members and another 14 beds maintained by volunteers.

The garden also has 22 fruit trees.

Produce picked from the garden's plants and trees is given to the Goolwa Kindy/Childcare Centre, placed on various Grow Free carts around town, and sold at Cittaslow's Farmer's Market in the Goolwa Wharf Precinct.

Judith and Gaynor said receiving life membership was a surprise. They enjoy the benefits being involved with the garden brings.

"I like the atmosphere or working with people with the same values, and learning from each other, the friendships that grown, and being out in the fresh air," Judith said.

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