Bellfield Community Garden

 

The Bellfield Community Garden is currently closed whilst the whole area is being re-developed.

As stated on the CICG website, there will be “a relocated, larger community garden with re-purposed infrastructure from the current garden, toilets, secure storage, BBQ facilities and links to an urban farm.” The picture on the right illustrates the possible design.

All the words below relate to the old garden and will be updated when the new garden comes into being. The contact details are, however, still the right ones.

This garden is membership-based.

To discuss any aspect of the community garden, contact Paul Morland by phone (9440 9247) or by email. Or look at their Facebook page.

At Bellfield Community Hall, corner of Oriel Road and Banksia Street, Bellfield.

The Bellfield Community Garden was initiated in 2014 by Banyule City Council, members of the closed Ivanhoe Community Food Garden (their garden closed due to selling of the land in March 2014) and members of the Bellfield and Banyule community. In May 2014, a community meeting to establish the level of support for a community garden in Bellfield was held at the Bellfield Community Centre, with approximately 80 residents in attendance. At a subsequent meeting, two working groups were initiated to establish the garden. The garden was incorporated in November 2014, and is entirely run by volunteers, who (by early 2015) had constructed 22 garden plots, planted 20 fruit trees, built a four bay composting system, a children’s play area and facilitated installation of a water tank and composting bays.

The three main aims of the garden are:

  1. To develop an open space community fruit and vegetable garden for individual community members and community groups who want to engage in, and learn about, sustainable gardening practices.
  2. To provide a meeting place for individual community members and groups to develop a community gardening identity.
  3. To promote the Bellfield Community Garden within the Bellfield neighbourhood, and across the Banyule council area and neighbouring council areas, and to form strong community partnerships to enhance and influence the success of the garden.

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