To plant a seed is to believe in tomorrow

It has been said that “to plant a seed is to believe in tomorrow” and that is what the Cobargo Garden Community Shed is all about.

After such devastation from the fires, this project brings hopes.   

It is a dual project, not only delivering the Community Garden shed to keep the community connected by sharing common interests but also providing a workshop setting to upskill and give confidence to the budding owner-builder to tackle a shed build of their own by attending the workshop and then accessing discounted materials through the Building Angels Building Back Better program and other discounted materials specific to this build.  

“The Phoenix Shed concept was born from discussions with community members of Quaama and Cobargo and the frustration of not having the funding to offer support but this hard realisation spurred us on – we are a small not-for-profit that previously operated only on donations in-kind and we needed to work differently to fulfill our commitment to fire-affected communities such as Cobargo and surrounding towns” said Lisa Tuersley, CEO, Building Angels.

The Phoenix BASE Shed provides a good starting point for people but from this base design they can make modifications to create the same style as the Cobargo Community Garden Shed or any other variation to suit their needs and budget (STCA).  

“With still so many people still living under canvas, in mini buses or caravans, we hope that the Phoenix Shed will provide a starting point and hope for the pathway home.”

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