Seeds of enthusiasm have been sown for a community gardens project initiated by the Browns Plains Rotary Club, which is expected to launch within the next year.

Rotary Club member Jane Tan said the benefits of a community garden would include forming local connections and educating children on how to be sustainable.

“Logan is very supportive … the community is excited,” she said.

Rotary Club member Lee Cox said the project would appeal to people of all ages with an interest in wildlife, flowers, growing crops, and sustainable living.

“Generally, most community gardens are based around growing food crops, which are then shared amongst the people who contribute,” he said.

“Something that we’ve also been talking about as a club is a floral garden, as a place to attract bees.”

A post by the Browns Plains Rotary Club on Facebook on March 30, 2021 sparked expressions of interest.

One user commented that it was a “wonderful example of community and environmental peace building,” and that they look forward to contributing plants, trees, and seedling collections towards the garden.

Mrs Tan said she hoped Bunnings and other local hardware stores would help with donations as well.

“There’s no specific budget … everyone’s a volunteer,” she said.

Mr Cox said the club wanted to provide the spark for the garden, but that it would become a community-run project long-term.

“You get five motivated people, and you can do a lot,” he said.

“We’re just hoping that there’s enough support in the community that we can find those five motivated people to help us get it off the ground.”

Mr Cox said locals could share their ideas for the garden via polls on the Nextdoor app and the Logan West Community Facebook Group.

“At this point, a lot of it is going to come down to the space that we can get allocated by council,” Mr Cox said.

“We do have good support from our local Division Seven councillor, Tim Fraser.

“He’s been to our meetings and is offering us all the support he can.”

The Browns Plains Rotary Club was officially chartered in April 2020.

The Rotary Club website said “members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.”

“Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.”

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