Seasons of Hope Garden
This is a charity-owned garden with the express purpose of providing people in financial crisis with fresh produce.
To discuss any aspect of the community garden, contact Vanessa Bonica by phone (9761 6778) or email. Also, see their website and Facebook page.
Hope City Mission, 51 Lusher Road, Croydon.
Hope City Mission has partnered with Melbourne Water to construct this vegetable garden, which comprises 84 raised beds (2.4m x 1.2m each). It provides much needed fresh produce for the Hope City Mission foodbank program, which feeds around 80 families per week. In addition, they have a large greenhouse that they use to house their seedling propagation program, growing seeds to seedlings.
The garden also provides a place where the isolated can connect with others and have a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Volunteers are welcome to come and maintain the garden, with the preferred days being Monday, Wednesday, Thursday between the hours of 9am-3pm. Wednesday is the ideal day for volunteers as this is the day where all the action happens with picking produce ready to give out at Hope City Mission emergency food program on the Thursday.
There are regular working bees on most Wednesdays – please contact the office to confirm (9761 6778).