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CMC Community Garden headed from spring overhaul

CMC’s Community Garden will undergo an overhaul in preparation for spring.

Currently the garden has harvested an array of herbs, rhubarb and potatoes.

In June last year, CMC embarked on the Community Garden project in partnership with the University of Melbourne in Hawthorn where CMC’s head office is located.

CMC’s People and Culture Manager Nandita Rad said the aim of the garden is to bring staff and CMC's partners together to cultivate and share the produce of the garden.

“In the coming months, Tony our in-house cook and our staff Community Garden working group will plant a range of vegetables including cucumbers, zucchinis, tomatoes, herbs and lettuce," Nandita said.

"Our grown produce will be included in our healthy salads for lunch on Fridays in the CMC Cafe. Lunch is made by Tony with all proceeds from the lunch donated to our charity partner Very Special Kids."

"Our Community Garden working group are rostered to tend to the garden on a daily basis including duties such as watering the garden, turning the soil, weeding and fertilising and picking the produce when it's ready,” she said.

Produce from the Community Garden is also put in a basket in the CMC kitchen for staff to take home if it's not used in the kitchen for lunch.

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CMC's Barista and Cook Tony in the Community Garden

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