Community Gardens unpacked at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 6 March, 2019

We had 20 passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Community Garden themed Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their different approach and experiences. We had a good cross section of current community garden members, those looking to … Read More

Case Study – Sylvester Hive Community Garden

A fun day was had by local residents, teachers and students at the launch of the Sylvester Hive Community Garden launch on the grounds of the Pavilion School on Saturday 26 November 2016. Our very special guest Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia generously shared his insights and experiences on how growing food can bring both gardeners and non-gardeners together through the … Read More

Northcote Library Food Garden and Darebin Council MoU

The Northcote Library Food Garden (NLFG) and Darebin Council collaborated to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which has been in place since August 2013. The MoU has been useful for both Council and the NLFG group to understand the expectations, roles and responsibilities each party has in the management and operation of the garden. The NLFG is an excellent … Read More

Helpful hints on setting up and running community gardens…

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) – Detailed toolkit on how to make a community garden a success. http://www.sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/content/pages/gcall-natopia-community-garden-toolkit   North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group – Example of community gardening policies (covers allocation of plots, rental fees, use of pesticides etc). http://rushallgarden.wordpress.com/policies/   Australian City Farms and Community Garden Network – National community gardening network which has excellent references and guidelines … Read More