Feiss Furniture has been delighted to work with Sara Hill from Connect Sustainability – Go & Grow Garden Boxes in the construction of beautiful wicking planter boxes using predominantly recycled products.
Turning second-hand building material, that may otherwise have been sent to landfill, into such a functional product which encourages the community to grow fresh produce for themselves and/or their neighbours is truly satisfying. The wicking design of the Go & Grow Garden Boxes ensures plants have the optimum growing conditions year-round.
Here is a little from Sara Hill of Connect Sustainability – Go & Grow Garden Boxes
“A key aim of the project is to enable a healthier future by supporting the community to grow and share healthy food. Through my business Connect Sustainability in collaboration with Feiss Furniture, I am excited to be able to contribute high quality wicking gardens made from recycled materials to support initiatives such as the Edible Oasis Project and the Bendigo Regional Food Alliance. I have a long standing desire to work to generate positive environmental, social and economic outcomes for myself and the community in which I live. These wicking gardens are water efficient, mainly made from recycled materials and are at a comfortable working height. They make growing easy!
You can check out some Go & Grow Garden Boxes currently located outside Bendigo businesses such as the Discovery Science & Technology Centre, The Good Loaf and Hunt Gather Grow. The Edible Oasis Project provides Go & Grow Garden Boxes to schools to help educate our children about healthy eating and sustainable living. Well done Sara!