Grow.Cook.Eat.Create initiative kicks off in Leschenault

Happy times: Clients, support workers, organisers and community members attended the Grow.Eat.Cook.Create event last week. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Happy times: Clients, support workers, organisers and community members attended the Grow.Eat.Cook.Create event last week. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Members of the Greater Bunbury region gathered to celebrated the Grow.Cook.Eat.Create initiative’s grand opening. 

Community members and program coordinators came together at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Friday, November 10 for the grand opening party. 

The event showcased the program’s activities such as gardening, cooking, and arts and crafts.

The day also included dancing from participant Cassie Duncan and Bunbury’s Can Dance manager Collette Howard. 

Stirling Street Arts Centre’s Creative Textiles group attended and made aprons for the group. 

Grow.Cook.Eat.Create manager Debb Woodward developed the idea for someone she was looking after. 

Ms Woodward said the idea was designed to assist clients of all ages and abilities to gain new skills.  

She was adamant the initiative also helped clients to socialise and learn to live independently.

“We’ve had a dozen to 18 people attending each session and each week I’m getting more interests from people making calls looking to find out about it,” she said. 

Second in charge Katharine Reilly added the program saw clients and support workers interact.

The program is in a six-month trial set up by the Shire of Harvey. 

Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray delivered $5000 through the Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative. 

Reach out to the Grow.Cook.Eat.Create Facebook page for more information.