We are excited to announce that a new community garden is being developed in the rear garden of The Regent Centre in Reservoir.
The Regent Community Garden aims to create a welcoming shared space where the community can grow fresh nutritious food, learn gardening skills, socialise and connect with their neighbours.
The initiative is being driven by a group of committed and enthusiastic local residents, led by two graduates of Darebin’s Community Leaders in Sustainability program. With plans for a border of fruit trees, 2 raised beds and 4 wicking beds, composting bays, water tanks and a shed for storing tools and equipment, the group’s passion and hard work is helping to transform an under-utilised courtyard into a thriving and productive edible garden. The garden and wicking beds will enable the group to hold educational workshops and events.
The group received a $3,000 Darebin Small Community Grant to fund the garden establishment costs and a $2,500 Darebin Recovery Grant which will be used to run workshops. They also were successfully awarded a grant from Yarra Valley Water for a large water tank and water efficient tapware in the Centre. Donations from Bunnings helped provide materials to build the wicking beds and a community Seed Library will be installed soon.