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Bunnings assists Warehouse Cafe with vertical garden project

UnitingCare West’s Warehouse Café in Shenton Park recently teamed up with Bunnings East Victoria Park as part of a new vertical garden project.

A small space at the back of the Café was converted into a tranquil garden, providing a space for participants and staff to be able to take some time out.

As part of the project Bunnings donated hanging rails, planter boxes, potting mix and a variety of herbs.

Mike and Helen from Bunnings were on hand to assist The Warehouse Café participant Neil in securing planter boxes and rails and helping to plant the herbs.

Neil commented that his favourite herb in the garden is rocket and that he is looking forward to using this when preparing salads at the café.

“The Warehouse Café is a fantastic opportunity for people living with a disability to feel connected with their local community. It is great to see local businesses like Bunnings getting involved in this social enterprise, and making it a real community affair,” said Ian Moore, Acting CEO of UnitingCare West.

The vertical garden will also provide a learning experience for participants to grow herbs, and for the chef to be able to use fresh herbs from the garden in the dishes.

The Warehouse Café is a social enterprise project, serving a delicious seasonal menu, with homemade cakes and treats. The Café provides people who are living with a disability the opportunity to connect with their community and learn life skills.

The Warehouse Café is open from 7am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and is located at 221 Onslow Road, Shenton Park. For more information or to volunteer at The Warehouse Café contact admin@unitingcarewest.org.au