GMHBA Community Harvest is our rooftop vegetable garden run by employees to provide vegetables for local food relief organisation, Christ Church Community Meals Program.
The garden was setup in February 2015 and is a living and breathing example of GMHBA’s commitment to be central to a healthy community. Importantly, it is a way we can highlight the issue of food insecurity and make a small contribution towards addressing it.
Our employees love the opportunity to tend to their vegetable gardens as it provides a chance to connect with nature and give back to our local community.
Christ Church Community Meals Program provided input into the most appropriate vegetables for the GMHBA Community Harvest to grow. The key requests were for a selection of colourful vegetables that could be cooked as part of a hot meal. They provide hot meals twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings to over 100 people and provide breakfast 7 days a week.
The GMHBA Community Harvest is thought to be the first rooftop garden of its type in the Geelong region.