Growing Calliope Garden Club puts roots down
IN JUST two years Calliope Garden Club has tripled in size.
In July it will be three years since the club formed. At the first meeting there were 20-30 people. Today, the club's membership has grown to more than 90 and the CWA hall is no longer big enough for its meetings.
This week they took over management of the community hall, soon to be known as The Garden Shed, at Bunting Park from Gladstone Regional Council.
And although they will be sharing with other groups, club president Richard Cornale said it was nice to finally have a home.
"The CWA Hall was bursting at the seams," he said.
"So we're excited to have this new space."
The club plans to build a community garden around the building and host markets at the park.
Secretary Sylvia Wilson said the gardens around the building would be made into a vegetable patch with a few fruit trees. She also is also looking forward to bringing a modern décor into the community centre.