Picture this, you are 72 years old, it’s a cold, wet winters night in Orange. Just like last week, you are hoping that someone will allow you to sleep on their couch for the night.
Fast forward six months and the Mayor of Orange has announced your entry ‘Best Floral Arrangement in Show’, with flowers that you have nurtured and picked from the garden of your new home.
This story was shared at the Keep Australia Beautiful award weekend in November, where the Mission Australia garden project at Benjamin Short Grove (BSG) Orange was awarded the winner of a Community Spirit and Inclusion Award.
Benjamin Short Grove is tailored to the needs of residents from a background of disadvantage, accommodating the aged homeless, those at risk of homelessness and the financially and socially disadvantaged.