Roma's garden great takes to front cover
FOLLOWING a competition to find Roma's Gardening Greats, winner's Bendemere Garden Club have won the prestigious front cover spot of the 2018 Yellow Pages and White Pages Roma book.
In a first of its kind venture, the Yellow and White pages will use Roma directories to celebrate the achievements of the ACFCGN, who work to promote the benefits of community gardening and urban agriculture.
Bendemere Garden Club impressed a panel of judges after they entered an image of their striking garden along with their informative gardening tip, demonstrating their love and passion for urban agriculture.
Bendemere Garden Club representative Lynne Pulsford said winning the front page spot was an honour for the team.
"When we found out we had been chosen as Roma's Garden Great, we were very excited to accept the title,” Ms Pulsford said.
"The Bendemere Garden Club has been active for 41 years and our members have found no better way to relax and be creative, while also contributing to making our community more sustainable and beautiful.
"We hope our gardening tip will inspire others in the Roma region to get out and start a garden of their own.”
Not only will the Garden Club appear on the cover of this year's Yellow and White Pages Roma book, but their tip will appear on the inside of the front cover.
"This is a natural partnership as the Yellow Pages, White Pages and the ACFCGN share the common goal of connecting members of local communities,” Yellow Pages spokesperson, Erin Williamson said.
"We also share a mutual love for gardening and appreciation of the benefits of community gardens and urban agriculture.
"We are excited to see the nations gardening kings and queens celebrated on the cover of our directories over the coming months and hope to encourage more Aussies to get their hands dirty and relish the benefits of gardening too.”
A volunteer network, the ACFCGN facilitates the formation and management of over 600 community gardens and similar projects across the nation, by making important information attainable.
The network aims to promote the benefits that community gardens and urban farms can bring to local communities, while also endorsing the positive impacts on individual health and well-being.
"Community gardens are a place where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can participate, create and learn contributing to a happier and healthier lifestyle,” representative for the Queensland ACFCGN Gavin Hardy said.
"We are excited by the partnership with the Yellow Pages and White Pages and eager to use this platform to promote the benefits of community gardening and encourage more people to get involved with the network.”