Local green thumbs hope a new community garden will help stitch together a divided small town in the North West.
"In terms of sustainable action, food waste is one of our environmental issues. Australia is one of the worst, we're in the top three in the world with our food waste," she said.
"And so speaking to people about growing their own fruit and veggies as well as encouraging people and sharing produce is a really healthy step in the right direction, and I think this is where we need to go in the future really to combat this food crisis that we're going to head into in the world fairly soon."
The Upper Peel Landcare Group, which organised the plot, has approached a local cafe seeking its food scraps for the garden's compost.
Ms Webster hopes that one day it will grow large enough to be able to create a circular economy in miniature, turning the town's cafe waste into new food to be sold over the counter.
She also hopes the garden will help soothe some of Nundle's divisions.
"We've had a few issues up in Nundle recently, with the proposed wind farm and that's sort of divided our community in some ways," she said.
"But what remains one of the things that unites us as a community is the fact that there's a lot of people who love our natural landscape and want to look after the environment.
"I myself have been wanting to do something really hands on and active that our entire community can get involved in and get a bit of cohesiveness back into our community."
The local Landcare group will "launch" the garden, which is next to the Nundle library, this weekend.
Sydney sustainability writer Michael Mobbs will share his experience of community food growing and recycling at the Winter Solstice-themed event, on Sunday June 20 from 11am to 2pm.
The garden is open to be used by the wider Nundle community, and all residents are welcome to help out by gardening. It will likely be organised as a single communal garden, rather than with private plots, and will open during library operating hours, Ms Webster said.
It's Nundle's first ever community garden, she said.
The project is being run in partnership with Tamworth Regional Council and Tamworth Regional Landcare Association.
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