ABN: 72 805 686 196
Certifucate of Incorporation: A1020072X
"Community inclusion and participation that makes a difference"
Located at the Leschenault Leisure Centre, Grow Cook Eat Create Inc offers you the opportunity to engage with other like-minded members from your community while taking part in cooking, craft and garden activities and other special events. GCEC also aims to develop and cultivate good values and skills that will lead to positive outcomes in all our members.
We actively encourage the 'ability' of those participating and focus on developing our strengths, passions, and expertise.
Have a suggestion on what you would like to see? Would you or someone you know, like to participate? Want to donate goods and or services please contact:
0405 511 259
At the Tip of Your Fingers
OUTSIDE GARDEN FRESH, FRESHER!
We have a delicious sensory and edible garden. Partstarted developing our outside garden. This venture has been approved by the Shire of Harvey and is being supported by the Leschenault Men's Shed. At a recent meeting Warrick Done, Dry Operations Manager LLC along with Eric Browne and William Berfton from the Leschenault Men's Shed met with Debbie Woodward and Luke Tymchishyn to discuss the garden and its establishment.
WHY DO WE CALL OURSELVES GCEC - GROW COOK EAT CREATE?
What do we really grow? We grow fresh and nutritious food with a well thought out plan of raised garden beds for disability access, "what are we really growing"?
Our participants range through people with disability, mental health issues, elderly, lonely and other marginalised members of our community and it is our participants who grow though their whole experience of contact with GCEC.
GCEC is more than just a place to be, although it can be just that. GCEC offers opportunity for development of passions, interests and skills. A place to learn and share and belong. Somewhere welcoming, inviting even. We offer generosity and kindness, and respect is of the utmost importance.
Think of all the simple skills in the everyday task of cooking. But can you imagine the glow of self-achievement when someone boils an egg for themselves, or sets a table neatly? Can you slice a tomato? How would you show someone how to hold a sharp knife safely?
How and where do you eat? Do you eat alone or do you share a meal with colleagues?
We also share our cooking skills and recipes and what we know about eating healthily and tips we have collected along our unique lives. We listen to music, colour and make art or craft and pick our own produce. Sometimes we play Wok and Roll music while we cook.
We connect Support Workers and share new ideas about how to enhance each other’s lives.
As a unique program which has important social and community impacts, the Grow Cook Eat Create group has the encouragement and support of a number of local businesses, council members and other community organisations.
Any donation would help us to provide our participants with a magnificent opportunity to access and develop skills and passions in the kitchen and our garden and we look forward sharing our growing story with you.
"What are we really growing?"
GENERAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The programme seeks to broaden community involvement and participation. It is not age specific; it is not gender specific; it seeks to bring together individuals with all types of abilities to develop an inclusive environment concentrating on possibilities.
More than a communal cooking activity; through inclusive, participatory and person-centred programming, participants learn valuable life skills including; how to budget and cook healthy options, how to develop, use and maintain a kitchen garden, along with opportunities to gain independence, improve their social connections and become productive members of our community.
Another part of the organisation will seek to develop the creative potential of individuals in the group. This may include painting; drawing and other creative avenues.
You can visit our newly formed FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/growcookeatcreate/ for more information about our project. We would appreciate your help in developing our community.
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