EON has been delivering the Thriving Communities Program to the Mid-West communities of Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo since 2019.
These schools and communities continue to welcome EON’s visits and classes with great enthusiasm, energy and a keen desire for learning.
“All the garden beds are producing healthy produce which we have harvested for our cooking lessons or have sent home with the students. The garden and cooking lessons are going great!”- Project Manager, Mid-West (WA)
At Yalgoo EON is fortunate to have two Community Assistants assisting with the program, Joshua Callow and Patrick Simpson.
We have planted and harvested a wide variety of crops including broad beans, carrots, pomegranate, plum, grape vines, Japanese passionfruit, beetroot, watermelon, pumpkin, lettuce, peas, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, paw paw, mandarin, spring onion, olive, orange, broccoli, dill, radish, lemon grass, cabbage, parsley, chillies, silver beet, zucchini and garlic chives.
The students are highly engaged with the program and are very proud of the garden they have helped create.
They enjoy helping themselves to the fresh produce before school and during the day and are very comfortable in the garden space.
Plans are underway to revitalise the legacy community gardens at Yalgoo Community Hall. Everyone is excited about this project and it provides a great opportunity for further community engagement in this small, remote town.