The Denmark Community Garden
The Denmark community garden, operated by Green Skills in collaboration with the Denmark CRC, was opened in March 2019.
The garden is a sustainable, organic, community-based food garden which encourages its members and local South Coast residents to participate more actively in community life, connect with the earth, grow fresh garden produce, and enjoy doing all this in company with others in the community.
Here community gardeners can develop and try out new horticulture and food gardening skills and help give back to Denmark by contributing to this Community Garden.
The Denmark Community Garden is inclusive and accessible, holding regular free workshops and events for learning new gardening skills. Over 80 south coast residents have actively joined in workshops and events since this community garden was launched in March 2019.
The Denmark Shire Council supports the Denmark Community Garden. The Denmark Community Garden has been designed and developed to allow for accessibility and inclusiveness. The Garden is conveniently and prominently located in the heart of Denmark behind the Morgan Richardson Centre (old hospital site). now the Denmark Community Resource Centre. It is in easy walking distance of many residents in social housing and retirement villages.
Visitors to Coogee Beach will notice Ecojobs staff working in the dunes – not trampling, but using a technique called “brushing”.
This rehabilitation method involves using tree and shrub branches to stabilise dunes. Native branches create a microclimate that protects and shades sand, increases water infiltration, reduces erosion and wind speed, deters traffic, and traps sand. The essential conditions for revegetation.
Ecojobs team members Perry, Mitch and Ben have been working with the City of Cockburn on this coastline protection initiative.
Wilson Wetlands Action Group (WWAG) has utilised the services offered by Green Skills Ecojobs Environmental Personnel for a number of years on our varied projects within Canning River Regional Park.
The office staff are helpful and efficient in dealing with bookings and staffing requests when we contact them. Field staff are punctual and arrive ready to start the tasks of the day. They are professional and understand the complexities of working within fragile conservation areas. With background and interest in the work staff are often able to offer constructive input which contributes to the successful outcome of the project.
Wilson Wetlands Action Group
With passion and knowledge regarding local issues, Green Skills has assisted WICC to achieved measurable benefits to the biodiversity throughout the catchment area.
Their team communication skills and ability to deliver timely project management with measurable outcomes is second to none in our region. I have no doubt that WICC and Green Skills will continue their excellent working relationship into the future.
Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
‘South Coast Learn For Life’ Program.
Green Skills took a lead role encouraging and facilitating opportunities for local people to share their passions, skills and knowledge and develop their own facilitating skills. It is always a pleasure to work with an organisation that has the systems and the flexibility to act quickly and respond to opportunities that understand, develop and enhance regional community living in ways that that embrace diversity, people, community and environment. We truly look forward to working creatively and collaboratively into the future.
The Shire of Denmark acknowledges the contribution of Green Skills, as a reputable community not-for-profit organisation, in providing environmental services and training for the betterment of the Denmark community and beyond in working towards a sustainable future.
Shire of Denmark
Emerging Community Leadership Program’ for the Department of Regional Development,
Green Skills have brought significant experience in facilitating community engagement and supporting our leadership for sustainability initiatives. With their extensive network of regional contacts across southern WA, they helped us to recruit program participants, and to co-facilitate the program’s adult-learning workshops. The program received positive feedback from program participants and its success was, in no small measure, due to the expertise and support that Louise and Dawn brought to this project.
Ecojobs Services have been excellent, with works attended to and completed on time, to a high standard and within the quoted budget. The personnel are reliable, professional and prompt when working for the City. We have no hesitation in recommending Ecojobs for similar scope of works and looks forward to continuing to work with Green Skills services into the future.
City of Cockburn
Green Skills have provided services including manual and chemical weed control, Fire Access Way maintenance, pruning, watering, lake and bushland litter removal and cleanups. More recently they have provided temporary personnel under the WALGA preferred supplier contract. Their performance has always been to a high standard in a range of tasks.
The personnel they have available are at or above the required level of knowledge, training and skills for the works requested. Their Team Leaders are professional and communication and administration requirements have at all times been to a high standard. I highly recommend Green Skills Inc based on my experience with them.
Supervisor – Natural Areas
City of Joondalup
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