City Announces Latest Local Hero – Clare Palmer

20 May 2024 9:05 AM

The City of Kalamunda proudly announces Clare Palmer as the latest recipient of the Local Hero Award, recognising her outstanding contributions to the community, particularly her pivotal role in the Kalamunda Community Garden.

Clare, a founding member, has been the driving force behind the garden since its inception, leading it to celebrate its remarkable 10th anniversary last October. Her dedication extends beyond founding; she actively participates in the garden's activities and leads the "Little Sprouts" program, which fosters a love of gardening among parents and toddlers.

Mayor Margaret Thomas states, “Clare's vision for the Kalamunda Community Garden has created a space where residents can connect with both nature and each other. The garden not only cultivates gardening skills but also nurtures relationships among neighbours, fostering a deeper sense of community and raising awareness about our natural environment.”

In addition to her role in the garden, Clare is a committed community member, generously sharing her knowledge through talks and workshops. She warmly welcomes newcomers, ensuring they feel at home in the garden, and actively participates in weekly gardening sessions. Her passion for gardening and food growing has inspired many in the community.

The Kalamunda Community Garden welcomes individuals of all ages to join and participate in its activities. Members can collaborate on gardening projects and share in the harvest, enjoying perks such as discounted or complimentary entry to various events and workshops, including the popular "Little Sprouts" program.

The Local Hero Awards, presented by the City of Kalamunda, recognise individuals like Clare who make significant contributions to the community. Local Heroes can be environmental champions, reserve caretakers, or dedicated volunteers in various capacities.

Do you know someone deserving of recognition? Nominate them for a Local Hero Award today! Help us celebrate the unsung heroes who make our community vibrant and strong. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit


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