Robinson Reserve, next to Reynard Street Neighbourhood House, 104B Reynard Street, Coburg, 3058.
The garden was created in 2018 to increase access to to fresh nutritious foods and to provide an opportunity to educate children and adults about growing food. All beds and areas are open to the community to harvest at any time. It is a fun, interactive space where you can get your hands dirty learning horticulture skills or feel free to pick some herbs on your way home for dinner tonight!
The garden’s management is overseen by the next door Reynard Street Neighbourhood House. It has been designed to be as accessible as possible with staff members from the house trained in disability access and inclusion.
There are three small compost bins for community members to drop off green waste. They also recycle waste from the Neighbourhood House’s community lunches to create compost and feed our worm farms, which in turn fertilise the vegetable beds.
They welcome donations of plants and items but email them first.
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10am and works until 12.30pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community lunches. There are also other working bees on selected Saturdays and Sundays. New visitors and volunteers would be more than welcome at any of these events.
On the fourth Saturday of each month, there is a food swap from 11am to midday.