While the city's lockdown continues to stretch on indefinitely, it also continues to bring out the best in people.
The latest act of kindness to come to the attention of the Central Western Daily, was courtesy of local gardener Rob Bird.
Mr Bird spent part of his Monday morning in the North Orange Woolworths' carpark giving away small veggie and herb boxes, containing a combination of basil, oregano, chives, parsley, silver beet, tomato, lettuce and spinach.
The keen gardener explained that he normally gave away the veggies and herbs he had grown himself at the Crop Swap - which COVID had brought a stop to.
"[I give them to] anyone who'd like one, that can get pleasure out of it," he said of his home-grown herb boxes.
"If someone misses out, I'll go home and make up another one."
While Mr Bird had a clear talent in the garden - including for growing basil which is notorious for its dislike of Orange's frost - when it came to preparing it for the dinner table, he said it was his wife who had the skill.
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