A passionate group of people in South Invercargill have been working hard over the last few years planning, designing, fundraising and project managing a community hub to bring life and vitality to a tired, dreary part of town that I’ve never previously wanted to stop at or visit. That’s changed!
On the morning of Saturday 23 June I visited the hub with Nigel – he had a meeting there and I went along to keep him company. It turned out that they had an Open Day for the community and we returned later in the afternoon to relax and take a look around.
The community garden was the first development at this site so I thought I’d start with some photos of their wonderful brightly coloured raised planters. Remember that its currently winter in New Zealand but this garden looks great any time of year!
The Community Garden
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Being a community ‘open day’ there was a bouncy castle for the kiddies, a clown, a barbeque and lots of other interesting activities. You can see in Nigel’s photo above that the Fire Service have turned up with a fire truck that has a snorkel. When I saw them raising the snorkel I ran outside and took this shot …
Wow – that’s high!
Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)