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Three Community Gardens in Victoria

 

I'd like to share with you 3 community gardens in Victoria:

 

DANAWA COMMUNITY GARDEN IN TORQUAY

Danawa community garden entrance


A real community involved garden site. Check out the following video as two community garden members introduce us to their elaborate community garden project in Torquay, Victoria.

 

The Danawa community garden website describes community gardens as..

"Community Gardens are places where people come together and grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends" .. and I couldn't agree more!

Danawa Community Garden Torquay The Danawa community garden project was first considered in late 2000 and tabled to the local shire. In 2002 the present land site was identified and approved by all parties.

"The Torquay and Jan Juc Community Garden" was then formalised, and the first sod officially turned, in February of 2003.

Since then the community has established a significant garden and site which also holds a range of workshops and events for the community to help spread the local knowledge of organic gardening, food and healthy lifestyle.

The Danawa community garden has an extensive series of plots and these are made available to paid members of the garden, as individuals or family members.

There are also guidelines for members as a reference for various procedures and processes (such as chemical use, pest control and plot decorum) to help you out and to establish ground-rules, so that the garden works for everyone, harmoniously.

As a guidline to pricing for membership of the garden, at time of writing (Feb/2016) single membership is $25/year ($40/year including plot fee) and $35 for a family ($50 including plot fee), which, all things considered, seems very reasonable.
Danawa community garden raised plot beds
Danawa community member gardeners

 

HOW TO GET TO THE DANAWA COMMUNITY GARDEN

 

 

You can contact the Danawa Community Garden via:

Their website: www.danawa.org.au


 

RUSHALL COMMUNITY GARDEN IN FITZROY

Rushall Gardens family friendly community garden


An extensive community involved garden site. Check out the following video where the 7.30 Report (ABC) showcases the community garden run by The North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group in Fitzroy, Victoria and speak to some of their passionate members.

 

Rushall Garden can be found in the Thomas Kidney Reserve on Rushall Crescent in North Fitzroy.

These community gardeners enjoy growing their own fruit and vegetables using sustainable organic horticultural practices and foster the sharing and development of a diverse set of gardening skills. They're very interested in growing fresh, local, organic food produce and very little ornamentals other than to attract bees. They have set up composting facilities as well as encourage sharing and swapping produce among the members and community.

The North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group [NFCGG] is a non-profit organisation that originally formed back in 1997, with the long term direction of setting up a community garden project in North Fitzroy. The NFCGG proposed a garden with both individual plot allotments as well as space for more communal gardening projects.

 

Rushall Community Garden growing fresh organic food
Rushall Garden is a family friendly community garden

 

HOW TO GET TO RUSHALL GARDEN

 

You can contact The North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group [NFCGG] via:

Their website: rushallgarden.wordpress.com

or Postal: PO Box 1358, North Fitzroy, VIC, 3068



DANDENONG POP-UP-PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN


A fascinating community project. Check out the video for a great introduction to the Dandenong community garden project.

 

In Dandeonong there is an interesting new Pop-Up-Park.

The park / community garden is a temporary space, as the land is due for re-development in the future. However, in the meantime it's so much more.

Prompted by Places Victoria, in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong and Mission Australia, and with funding assistance from the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations, and the Victorian Government’s Community Development Support Fund, the Pop-Up-Park forms a key part of the Revitalising Central Dandenong initative.

The park is situated on a synthetic sports pitch with a BBQ area, complete with picnic tables, and a wonderful community garden.

HOW TO GET TO THE DANDENONG POP UP PARK



It's a unique space in Dandenong where members of the community can enjoy everything from sports and fitness activities, to a family BBQ and gardening activites.

The park is available for everyone to use and you can book by contacting Mission Australia or just turn up and join in the activities.


You can find out more about the Dandenong Pop Up Park via:

Their website: www.popuppark.com.au

Their Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Dandenong-Pop-Up-Park

Telephone: (03)  8571 1000 [ Ask for: Russel Tait, Place facilitator ] - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Email: popuppark@cgd.vic.gov.au

or their Twitter: twitter.com/popupparkdandy

Dandenong Pop Up Park - A Community Garden

 

 

 
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