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Fresh Food for Families from Food Plant Solutions

A workshop for Nepalese refugee families living in D 9830 enabled nutrition, literacy and support.

You are an immigrant to a country which, in contrast to all that you are familiar with, is in a different climate, with different soils, and different plants which will flourish in these conditions. You are keen to be a good provider for your family and the idea of growing fresh fruit and vegetables is a part of that. Where do you start? Where do you get useful information? How can you find out about the soils and the plants? A community committee was formed as a cooperative between members of The Royal Society of Tasmania, the Rotary Clubs of Hobart and North Hobart, the Nepalese community and the Horticultural Department of TAFE (The Institute of Technical and Further Education) in conjunction with the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group. This international project was established in Devonport using a database developed by Bruce French AO. This collaboration is a fine example of working together to produce a creative, practical and successful outcome.

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Start: 01 May 2017
End:  31 March 2018
Created: 10 September 2018

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Project category
Community, International, Environment, Maternal and child health
Government Grant
Project contacts
Dr. John G. Thorne, North Hobart| (contact)
Mrs. Una M. Hobday, Hobart| (contact)
Mrs. Roslyn Anne Teirney, North Hobart| (contact)
Food Plant Solutions, (Rotarian Action Group)
Hobart, Tas., Australia (Rotary Club)
North Hobart, Tas., Australia (Rotary Club)
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gardening, food, nutrition,