Street Harvest story seat to inspire healthy eating

Maryborough Street Harvest members Tony van Tol, Sandra Corbett, Jenny Stewart and Margaret Parsons are enjoying seeing fresh produce from the program showcased on one of Go Goldfieldsʼ story seats.

Maryborough’s Street Harvest program has been celebrated with a story seat officially unveiled earlier this month.

The seat is part of Go Goldfields’ $120,000 Story Seat project which began in 2017.

The project is set to deliver 12 decorative seats, each featuring a different aspect of the community, to be installed around the shire.

The Street Harvest seat, installed on the corners of Nolan and Alma streets at the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre earlier this year, has been decorated with images of fresh produce gathered for the program and member Fiona Silver said the group is pleased to have the chair installed.

“It’s really lovely, it’s a wonderful program and it’s nice to be recognised,” she said.

“Go Goldfields came and took photos of the produce and we discussed what the program was all about.

“The story seat is about different aspects of the community and people will walk past and it’ll peak their interest, they can have a look and read about it and hopefully they’ll start thinking about food waste.”

The Street Harvest program has been running for around seven years and Ms Silver said it was initially meant to be a one-off event.

“We started as a healthy communities initiative through the council,” she said.

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