Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra / Peter Bennett Organic Community Garden

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Consultation has concluded

** UPDATE **

On 27 July 2021 Council endorsed the name Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra / Peter Bennett Organic Community Garden.

The co-names will be used on signage for the site, as well on Council’s website and other official material.


BACKGROUND:

In June 2020 work commenced to create a community space at the site formally used as a nursery on Laurel Avenue, Linden Park. An extensive community engagement process has been undertaken and, along with resident input from a Working Reference Group, a landscape design and the parameters of the use of the garden have been created. Through this process a name has been proposed.

The Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra / Peter Bennett Organic Community Garden is the proposed name for Burnside's newest community garden.

Council seeks your feedback on this proposed name. Please give your feedback by Friday 4 June 2021.

More information on the Kaurna name

Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi is the leading group dedicated to Kaurna language revitalisation and maintenance. Council approached Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi seeking their suggestion and approval to use a Kaurna name for the community garden site.

As a result, Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi suggested and provided cultural consent to use the name Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra for the community garden.

A loose translation of the name is:

  • Pirkurna: communities / group of people
  • Wirra: forest of trees / garden.

About Peter Bennett

The report presented to Council on 11 May 2021 contains information about local resident Peter Bennett:

Peter Reginald Dane Bennett (1928 – 2010) was a resident of Wattle Park and a pioneer of organic gardening in Australia. He also showed leadership in promoting ecology, sustainability, pollution awareness and the plight of the River Murray.

For more than 30 years Peter Bennett operated the Organic Gardening Centre, educating the community in good gardening practices. He achieved this through communicating over his shop counter as well as via radio and television. He was also an accomplished author, with multiple editions and reprints of his book Organic Gardening.

In recognition of this, Peter Bennett was awarded as City of Burnside 2007 Citizen of the Year. His family advise that he was also presented with a KESAB Award for a community garden project in Regency Park, as well as acknowledgement from the Aboriginal community for a community garden at Poverty Flat, Warevilla (near Ceduna).

** UPDATE **

On 27 July 2021 Council endorsed the name Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra / Peter Bennett Organic Community Garden.

The co-names will be used on signage for the site, as well on Council’s website and other official material.


BACKGROUND:

In June 2020 work commenced to create a community space at the site formally used as a nursery on Laurel Avenue, Linden Park. An extensive community engagement process has been undertaken and, along with resident input from a Working Reference Group, a landscape design and the parameters of the use of the garden have been created. Through this process a name has been proposed.

The Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra / Peter Bennett Organic Community Garden is the proposed name for Burnside's newest community garden.

Council seeks your feedback on this proposed name. Please give your feedback by Friday 4 June 2021.

More information on the Kaurna name

Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi is the leading group dedicated to Kaurna language revitalisation and maintenance. Council approached Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi seeking their suggestion and approval to use a Kaurna name for the community garden site.

As a result, Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi suggested and provided cultural consent to use the name Laurel Avenue Pirkurna Wirra for the community garden.

A loose translation of the name is:

  • Pirkurna: communities / group of people
  • Wirra: forest of trees / garden.

About Peter Bennett

The report presented to Council on 11 May 2021 contains information about local resident Peter Bennett:

Peter Reginald Dane Bennett (1928 – 2010) was a resident of Wattle Park and a pioneer of organic gardening in Australia. He also showed leadership in promoting ecology, sustainability, pollution awareness and the plight of the River Murray.

For more than 30 years Peter Bennett operated the Organic Gardening Centre, educating the community in good gardening practices. He achieved this through communicating over his shop counter as well as via radio and television. He was also an accomplished author, with multiple editions and reprints of his book Organic Gardening.

In recognition of this, Peter Bennett was awarded as City of Burnside 2007 Citizen of the Year. His family advise that he was also presented with a KESAB Award for a community garden project in Regency Park, as well as acknowledgement from the Aboriginal community for a community garden at Poverty Flat, Warevilla (near Ceduna).