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Campaign for kids to read 1,000 books before schoolhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/campaign-for-kids-to-read-1-000-books-before-schoolCampaign for kids to read 1,000 books before school2023-09-28T14:00:00Z
Starlit cinema brings movie magic to the great outdoorshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/starlit-cinema-brings-movie-magic-to-the-great-outdoorsStarlit cinema brings movie magic to the great outdoors2023-09-28T14:00:00Z
Emergency services to educate and engage at Community Safety Expohttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/emergency-services-to-educate-and-engage-at-community-safety-expoEmergency services to educate and engage at Community Safety Expo2023-09-28T14:00:00Z
Female Muslim art collective explores culture and identityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/female-muslim-art-collective-explores-culture-and-identityFemale Muslim art collective explores culture and identity2023-09-25T14:00:00Z
Learn about the Voice Referendum at Council's information sessionshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/learn-about-the-voice-referendum-at-councils-information-sessionsLearn about the Voice Referendum at Council's information sessions2023-09-17T14:00:00Z
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor and Deputy Mayor Electionhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/canterbury-bankstown-mayor-and-deputy-mayor-electionCanterbury-Bankstown Mayor and Deputy Mayor Election2023-09-11T14:00:00Z
Council hands out more than $500,000 in community supporthttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/council-hands-out-more-than-$500-000-in-community-supportCouncil hands out more than $500,000 in community support2023-09-10T14:00:00Z
Residents to get prepared for Emergency Get Ready Weekhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/residents-to-get-prepared-for-emergency-get-ready-weekResidents to get prepared for Emergency Get Ready Week2023-09-10T14:00:00Z
Expo educates about risks associated with dementiahttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/expo-educates-about-risks-associated-with-dementiaExpo educates about risks associated with dementia2023-09-10T14:00:00Z
A community united for welcoming weekhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/a-community-united-for-welcoming-weekA community united for welcoming week2023-09-03T14:00:00Z
Experience the vibrant culture of Ukraine with let's go serieshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/experience-the-vibrant-culture-of-ukraine-with-lets-go-seriesExperience the vibrant culture of Ukraine with let's go series2023-09-03T14:00:00Z
Sunny savings with solar rebate programhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/sunny-savings-with-solar-rebate-programSunny savings with solar rebate program2023-09-03T14:00:00Z
A centenary celebration: Council plants 100 trees to mark 100 years of Rotaryhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/a-centenary-celebration-council-plants-100-trees-to-mark-100-years-of-rotaryA centenary celebration: Council plants 100 trees to mark 100 years of Rotary2023-08-28T14:00:00Z
Community leaders unite to tackle domestic violencehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/community-leaders-unite-to-tackle-domestic-violenceCommunity leaders unite to tackle domestic violence2023-08-27T14:00:00Z
Nominations now open for 2023 Children and Youth Awardshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/nominations-now-open-for-2023-children-and-youth-awardsNominations now open for 2023 Children and Youth Awards2023-08-27T14:00:00Z
Spring into nature at three-month festivalhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/spring-into-nature-at-three-month-festivalSpring into nature at three-month festival2023-08-27T14:00:00Z
Streamline your DA and get expert guidancehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/streamline-your-da-and-get-expert-guidanceStreamline your DA and get expert guidance2023-08-24T14:00:00Z
Street artists and local youth create better wallshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/street-artists-and-local-youth-create-better-wallsStreet artists and local youth create better walls2023-08-20T14:00:00Z
Join the War on Waste: FREE workshop and screeninghttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/join-the-war-on-waste-free-workshop-and-screeningJoin the War on Waste: FREE workshop and screening2023-08-13T14:00:00Z
Mayor's sleepout raises funds for the homelesshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/mayors-sleepout-raises-funds-for-the-homelessMayor's sleepout raises funds for the homeless2023-08-13T14:00:00Z
Twiddlemuffs: Local knitters' solution for restless handshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/twiddlemuffs-local-knitters-solution-for-restless-handsTwiddlemuffs: Local knitters' solution for restless hands2023-08-06T14:00:00Z
14,500+ people attend this year's Bankstown Bites food festivalhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/14-500-plus-people-attend-this-years-bankstown-bites-food-festival14,500+ people attend this year's Bankstown Bites food festival2023-07-31T14:00:00Z
Masterchef and MKR celebrity chefs to inspire foodies at biteshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/masterchef-and-mkr-celebrity-chefs-to-inspire-foodies-at-bitesMasterchef and MKR celebrity chefs to inspire foodies at bites2023-07-23T14:00:00Z
Plate art exhibition to be launched at Bankstown Biteshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/plate-art-exhibition-to-be-launched-at-bankstown-bitesPlate art exhibition to be launched at Bankstown Bites2023-07-18T14:00:00Z
Tackling illegal dumping Bulldogs team up with Councilhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/tackling-illegal-dumping-bulldogs-team-up-with-councilTackling illegal dumping Bulldogs team up with Council2023-07-17T14:00:00Z
Swimmers welcome new era for beloved Canterbury poolhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/swimmers-welcome-new-era-for-beloved-canterbury-poolSwimmers welcome new era for beloved Canterbury pool2023-07-13T14:00:00Z
Mayor's plea to help end homelessnesshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/mayors-plea-to-help-end-homelessnessMayor's plea to help end homelessness2023-07-12T14:00:00Z
Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodgehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/get-ready-to-dodge-duck-dip-dive-and-dodgeGet ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge2023-07-09T14:00:00Z
Magic table brings smiles to young, old and all abilities alikehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/magic-table-brings-smiles-to-young-old-and-all-abilities-alikeMagic table brings smiles to young, old and all abilities alike2023-07-09T14:00:00Z
Spice up your life with a Bankstown Bites food tourhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/spice-up-your-life-with-a-bankstown-bites-food-tourSpice up your life with a Bankstown Bites food tour2023-07-05T14:00:00Z

Growing your garden for body and mind

Growing your garden for body and mind Everyone knows you should eat your veggies, but did you know growing them could be good for your mental health as well? Yes Everyone knows you should eat your veggies, but did you know growing them could be good for your mental health as well? Media Releases
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Everyone knows you should eat your veggies, but did you know growing them could be good for your mental health as well?

Coinciding with Mental Health Month, the City of Canterbury Bankstown along with gardening guru, Toni Salter, is showing the community how to create garden spaces of all shapes and sizes to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Toni, known as “The Veggie Lady” said she found a safe place in her garden when she first started to grow veggies 25 years ago.

“I took up horticulture because I had a passion for gardening, but I also had young children, I was away from my own family and I didn’t have a support network,” she said.

“My husband worked full-time and we were down to one income and so gardening was an interest and an outlet for me.

“When the children were young, it provided a bit of sanity for me. I had a baby and a toddler. I was feeling overwhelmed from the motherhood experience and gardening let me get away without being away.”

Toni said after experiencing the therapeutic effects of gardening first-hand, she discovered she could help others through mindfulness in the garden.

“About ten years ago, I did a gardening program with a disability group and from that point I could see a real need for therapeutic horticulture and pursued additional study,” she said.

“You can plant 20 plants or just pot up one thoughtfully; it’s all about enjoying the process and approaching it mindfully.”

Toni will be sharing her tips and tricks in a webinar that will identify which plants to grow for better health, how to garden for stress relief, how to be mindful and what activities build mental resilience.

With more people starting to garden for the first time, Toni’s advice is to start small, and for those who don’t have a garden, try picking up a house plant.

“Start with herbs and as you increase your knowledge then you can expand.”

Join us for a free webinar, Build resilience through gardening on Sunday 11 October, 10.00am to 11.30am with Toni, The Veggie Lady. Limited spots available, register on Eventbrite or visit cb.city/theveggielady


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