‘Everyone should have a vegetable garden’

2015-05-22 10:45

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WITH a vegetable garden fit for a king, an Eastwood woman has offered her expertise to the community on how to grow a luscious vegetable garden.

Former Eastwood nurse Maud Williams, who has a diploma in health education, said the idea to grow a vegetable garden came after she realised she was paying someone to mow her front lawn every few weeks when she could make use of the rich soil and grow vegetables.

Williams’s garden is filled with herbs and vegetables and she says she never has to buy any from the shops as she has everything she needs for her and her family right in her garden.

“I have broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot, spinach, onions, carrots, cabbage and lots of herbs. During the summer, I grow December butternuts, potatoes, pumpkins, everything.”

Williams said she was willing to teach the community how to grow their own vegetables and look after them as it was sustainable and less expensive than buying vegetables every month.

“If I can do this, I think everyone can. Everything I need is in my vegetable garden and I can help people grow their own gardens.”

Williams said she wanted to rally residents to start a community vegetable garden that she would maintain and tend to every day for her neighbours and friends.

She said she would also visit schools if she was invited, to teach children about the health benefits of different vegetables and how to grow and look after them.

“Vegetables are very good for you. They have many health properties and, if you have your own garden, you won’t ever have to buy vegetables again,” she said

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