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Cultural Diversity Hub Mulberry Garden a SHOW-stopper

22 Feb 2019

Mercy Community’s Mulberry garden was awarded 21 prizes for its fruits, vegetables and flowers at the recent Clifton Show on the Darling Downs.

Mercy Community’s Mulberry Garden at the Cultural Diversity Hub in Toowoomba is providing an opportunity for Toowoomba’s most vulnerable families from a refugee background to come together. The garden allows these families to not only produce food, but also improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Throughout January, 41 refugees participated in gardening activities. Currently, families are busily preparing six mobile gardens, and growing plants and produce from around the world that will be transported by truck to the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show to stand among the very best agriculture displays on the Darling Downs.

The Cultural Diversity Hub’s Mulberry Garden has attracted significant local interest and is renowned for its diverse range of vegetables, including cassava, okra, leaf amaranth, Syrian cress rachad, eggplants and giant white zucchinis.

Congratulations to the Mulberry Garden community for such an outstanding result.

If you are interested in joining the community at Toowoomba’s Cultural Diversity Hub, please email culturaldiversityhub@mercycommunity.org.au or call (07) 4617 7600.

David Barton, Toowoomba Region CAMS coordinator, and individuals from the Community Garden show off their larger-than-life produce