A local hub for sustainable living has been named 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show supreme champion in the fruit and vegetable categories.
The feat by Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living has never before been achieved by a sustainability centre or community garden in Macarthur.
The Mt Annan based Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living took out first place in the fruit and vegetable class before being also annointed supreme champion in the vegetable category.
In a superlative effort from the Macarthur organisation, it also nabbed several top three prizes during the competition at Homebush.
The Macarthur Centre For Sustainable Living was named first in the flower and garden fruit and vegetables – non commercial, butternut pumpkin exhibit.
It was also first in the Class 614 exhibit – one table pumpkin or table gramma, any variety, with stalk.
It was third in Class 624 – ten beans, culinary, with stalks exhibit.
The centre won another first in the Class 628 – three stalks rhubarb exhibit and took out third place in the Class 635 – three potatoes of any one variety exhibit.
And it was in second place in the Class 658 – one tumeric root with tops exhibit.
It gained another second placing in the Class 664 – box of produce from a community garden exhibit.
This included at least five different varieties of fruit, vegetables or herbs exhibited in a one square metre space.
But the biggest triumph of the Macarthur centre was being named the 2017 champion fruit vegetable exhibit and supreme champion vegetable exhibit.
If you’d like to find out more about the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living and what they do visit their website here.