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Amazing community garden at Victoria Park, WA

 

Today I'd like to introduce you to the magnificent community garden located in Victoria Park, WA.

Victoria Park community garden quality organic produce



The Victoria Park Community Garden is a fenced area of Read Park and consists of 32 allotments leased by individuals and families, school and community groups.

In addition to the leased plots there are currently 25 fruit trees, some communal growing sections, an amazing worm farm and a social area for making tea and coffee under a giant Moreton Bay Fig.




Victoria Park Mayor, Trevor Vaughan, is very proud of the community garden that has been established in the outskirts of Perth as it gives those with small back yards the opportunity to be able to grow their own organic produce locally, and come together socially to talk about growing.

The site was once just a lawned space that needed regular council maintenance, however, now it's a bustling oasis of edible plants and people.

The Garden Gurus (TV) had a chat with Chris Siddaway, the Community Garden Chairperson, who says that there are currently about 50 members of the community involved in the garden space.

Some of them are volunteer members only with no plot, who take responsibilities like adopting a fruit tree, where they look after it, deal with its requirments and problems, like bugs etc.

The community garden is about people in the community coming together and sharing in the harvest and not so much about gardening experts, so all are welcome.

Victoria Park community garden veggie plot



The following video gives you a great insight into the continuous evolution of the garden space from it's humble beginnings through to today with a photgraphic slideshow, showing what the community garden committee, and all of its members, have done with their passion for the place.


In the next video, community garden member Peg Davies, gives out some great insights and tips on being sustainable and gardening.

She explains how we don't have to go far to get good quality produce (reducing food miles) as well as reducing our carbon footprint via using less packaging when you stop buying so much packaged foods from stores.

Victoria Park community garden quality organic produce



When you maintain your own garden plot you know what's gone into your garden, that it's clean and organic, how the pests are handled and what the whole life story of your produce is from seed to table.

Peg also talks about fertiliser, and why bird manure is best, if you can get it! Watch the video to find out why.

 



HOW TO GET TO VICTORIA PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN




You can contact Victoria Park Community Garden Inc. via:

Facebook: Facebook.com/Victoria-Park-Community-Garden
Twitter: twitter.com/townofvicpark
YouTube: youtube.com/user/TownofVictoriaPark
Instagram: instagram.com/townofvicpark
Email: communityallotment@gmail.com
Phone: 0488 521 176 / 9313 2624 ( Margaret Jordan )

 

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