On Sunday 9 October, President Peter was invited to the dedication and opening of the newly built Community Herb Garden established by the Crows Nest Baptist Church beside the Church in Willoughby Road.
Pastor Josh dedicated the garden to the congregation and the wider Crows Nest Community and Restaurants.  He thanked the Church's partners who contributed to the project: 
  • North Sydney Council streetscape  project
  • Gosford Quarries for favourable pricing of sandstone blocks
  • The Rotary Club of Crows Nest for contributing $1,000 of the estimated $6,000 cost
  • The Crows Nest Community Centre
  • A parishioner who helped select and lay the sandstone
  • Parishioners Alison and Andrew who organised and supervised the selection of herbs for the garden
There will be a roster of involved parishioners to maintain the garden.
The idea of the garden is to provide free herbs to Church members and the wider Crows Nest Community, including restaurants.  Herbs with a special Crows Nest origin as a Community resource.  One of our members, Bill Lee has offered herbs from his own herb garden in Artarmon to the community garden.
Judging by the enthusiasm that the children present displayed in digging, planting and watering the herb garden, it should be a great success.
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