Hunter Water Hunter Hero: Habitat in Harmony community garden hopeful of returning to full bloom after the coronavirus

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated June 8 2020 - 12:13am, first published 12:00am
GREEN THUMBS: Chris Brown of the Belmont Neighbourhood Centre (right) has has been involved with the Habitat in Harmony community garden for years and describes it as much as a hub of local culture as one of biodiversity.

When the coronavirus outbreak reached the Hunter, the Habitat in Harmony community garden closed the gates. It was the safest option at the time, but without the regular maintenance from the group of local gardeners who tend it, the patch soon went to seed.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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