The Great Family Garlic Pull at Taree Community Garden sees kilograms of garlic harvested for sale

Archer Katsamangos is a regular little helper at Taree Community Garden working bees.
Archer Katsamangos is a regular little helper at Taree Community Garden working bees.

Point to a plant in Taree Community Garden and Archer Katsamangos will tell you what it is and if his mum isn’t watching, it’s likely to be pulled from the earth or plucked from a plant and eaten.

The three-year-old Tinonee resident recently took part in the Great Family Garlic Pull and thankfully, the raw garlic escaped consumption, although once it’s cured he will be wanting a bulb roasted and spread on bread.

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Around 30 people gathered at the garden on November 26 to volunteer three hours to harvest garlic and complete general garden maintenance tasks. It was promoted as a grubby outing for children and families and it attracted the largest number of volunteers in the garden’s two year life span.

Great Family Garlic Pull co-ordinator and proud mum of Archer, Bree Katsamangos said about 40 kilograms of garlic was harvested and would be prepared for sale to raise revenue for the garden.

In recent months the garden has attracted the support of About Inclusion, Mission Australia, and Uniting, and for the Great Family Garden Pull, volunteers were provided with lunch and morning tea and the children were given resources to create a lavender bed to help attract bees.

Mrs Katsamangos said she was delighted by the increasing numbers of volunteers and hoped more people would make time to take part in the Christmas Mini Bee and Morning Tea on Sunday, December 17.

For further information about Taree Community Garden visit its page on Facebook.