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A great day for Tingha with the launch of "Framework for the Future" a framework for Social, Economic and Environmental reform for one of Australia's most challenged dual cultural communities. Around 300 locals and guests attended on October 26 highlighting the beginning of a new era of hope for Tingha.
Photo shows Federal Member for New England Hon Tony Windsor and State Member for Northern Tablelands Hon Richard Torbay with Football greats Preston Campbell and Nathan Blacklock with the unveiling of the Signs showing Tingha Public Schools Students who planted a Tree in the Memorial Feijoa Maze. Bob Neville, Program Designer/Facilitator at left.
Photo galllery of launch
see video of the event
read Inverell Times write up
Feijoa Fruit Industry and Hedge Maze open window of opportunity for Tingha
Growing Feijoas is an emerging horticultural industry in Australia and Tingha has the opportunity through the Tingha Regeneration Program to become a key industry player in propagation of trees for commercial and home garden demand.
Feijoas are perfect for Hedges, Home Garden, Landscaping, Shade Trees and they are also attractive when grown in large decorative pots. They are hardy and tolerant to temperature extremes from –7c to 40c. They can be trained into thick, fire retardant hedges in just a few seasons.
The trees can grow to a shady 5m or be pruned with potential for a fruitful bonus, bearing a fruit which is highly concentrated in flavour and the juice/puree is in growing demand for food processing and drinks. The fruit is uniquely tasty with excellent healthy properties.
Feijoa Hedge Maze a symbol of Tingha’s “breaking the cycles” initiative
A Hedge maze symbolizing how life’s journey takes us down different path and causes us to make choices in life has been planted to provide children of Tingha with a focus for making healthy choices for healthy lives. Featuring over 2000 trees, the Maze will become a feature attraction for visitors and community as it develops.
Buy feijoas for home garden or hedges or sponsor a tree in the Maze
You can buy feijoa trees in support of the Tingha Regeneration Program, which is offering advanced trees of from 500-800mm high, at an excellent price, delivered to you direct via Australia Post to most states. Order feijoa trees via the Program Sponsor/Donate Page or for further inquiry, please contact us.