PEOPLE can bond over the common love of food and gardening as part of Oasis Wimmera's Taste of the World event on Saturday.
The initiative will launch a patchwork plot at the Salvation Army's community garden on Lynott Street in Horsham.
Wimmera Development Association settlement officer Sara Barron said the event would "bring together different worlds" by allowing people to grow exotic varieties of plants.
She said Oasis Wimmera members would serve authentic Karen and Filipino dishes at the event, which is open to the public for an entry fee of a gold coin donation.
Regional Leadership Program member Wendy McInnes said a follow-up event in September would involve members planting tropical plants at the garden bed.
She said the idea behind the initiative was to build a repertoire of different vegetables and fruits.
"We will get people to bring seedlings which we, as locals, might not have grown or eaten before," she said.
Ms McInnes said the members will also hold a pumpkin tasting competition as part of the event.
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