Three memorial pots were unveiled at the Clarence Valley Aboriginal Healing Centre’s new Healing Garden, during a Celebration of Apology Day which was held, in Grafton, last week.
Healing Centre Co-ordinator Janelle Brown said that the new garden which is still in the early stages of construction will be a place of healing.
“The area will be a place of reconciliation and provide the chance for people to get back to nature,” said Ms Brown.
“It will give people the chance to learn more (through workshops) about bush tucker and bush medicine plants and it will also include a veggie garden.
“Stage one of the garden is the dedication of the three pots.
“The painted pots honour the Stolen Generation, our Warriors (service men and women) and Passed Love Ones,” said Ms Brown.
Native Mint has been planted in the Stolen Generation pot to symbolise love, healing and protection. Native Thyme to symbolise courage and strength of our Warriors and Native Basil, which symbolises love and eternal life to honour our Passed Loved Ones.