Palmwoods Community Garden were awarded the Healthy Towns 2018 Connections with Greenspace Award.
Palmwoods Community Garden, also known as ‘Soil & Soul’, has become a life-affirming refuge for those seeking a mindful and safe place to be rejuvenated. People and organisations can learn about sustainability and the process of growing plants while connecting with each other on a deeper level. Events are held to bring people together to make new friendships and catch up with neighbours. People from a variety of backgrounds can come together to celebrate life and learn healthier lifestyle practices. It has been so encouraging to see the way that those involved have supported each other through struggles and celebrated together over joys and achievements. Sometimes this has been intentional but more often it has occurred organically by creating a beautiful and nurturing environment where there is respect and a safe place to be real and at times vulnerable.