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TSRA celebrates the opening of the Harmony Garden at Horn Island

Image of plaque dedication to the late Agnes Fox
Left: Jacinta Moloney, Josephine Moloney, Mark Fox, Moana Ahwang, Roberta Tapim Ahwang

The Torres Strait Regional Authority is proud to announce the opening of the revitalised Harmony Garden at a community Open Day on Saturday 28 April 2018 at Horn Island.

The Open Day event was held in commemoration of the garden’s co-founder, the Late Agnes Fox, a Landcare Award finalist in 2012.

The TSRA’s Environmental Management Land section team with the support of Horn Island community and garden members and the National Landcare Program, revived the community garden in honour of Agnes who envisaged the garden becoming an educational tool for the school and the community.

The TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM, said the revitalisation of the Harmony Garden is an exciting development for the Torres Strait community.

“The Open Day was a great success, with the Torres Strait community coming together to celebrate the work ofthe staff and volunteers to revitalise the garden and make it a safe space for gardeners, school and community members.” Mr Stephen said.

“The Harmony Garden is an excellent addition to Horn Island and a celebration of our community partnerships and efforts to make a positive impact on the environment.

“Members of Thursday Island, Prince of Wales and Hammond communities were also invited to attend the event, with ferries and bus transport made available to and from the wharf to the school.”he said.

The revitalised project, commenced in 2017 through consultations with the Parents and Citizens Association, Tagai College Horn Island Campus and Horn Island community members.

TSRA Project Support Officer, Ilana Foster coordinated the project with Regional Landcare Facilitator, George Saveka, under the Environmental Management, Sustainable Horticulture Program.

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