Child care co-ordinator Narelle Lightbody with the mobile garden in Bazaar St that is attracting a lot of attention. Narelle said the idea is to encourage sustainability and to prove that you don't need a large patch to grow vegetables.
Child care co-ordinator Narelle Lightbody with the mobile garden in Bazaar St that is attracting a lot of attention. Narelle said the idea is to encourage sustainability and to prove that you don't need a large patch to grow vegetables. Robyne Cuerel

No need to lose the plot in M'boro central business district

A CENTRAL business district daycare provider in Maryborough is about to reap what she has sown.

When Family Day Care co-ordinator Narelle Lightbody came up with the idea of the portable mobile office garden she hoped it would set an example and that others would follow.

"We encourage sustainability through our service and decided to show how to create a garden when you don't have a lot of space," Mrs Lightbody said.

And the novelty is constantly attracting attention and approval.

She said responses varied from: "When is the harvest?" to: "Is it real?"

Tomatoes, beans, carrots and oregano are flourishing in the mini plot.

"I only use one seed stick for each plant," she said.

"Everyone can have a garden, no matter where you are."



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