Whittlesea Community Garden
This garden is membership-based (annual fee $10, with additional fees of $25 pa to lease plots). Membership is around 30 people.
To discuss any aspect of the garden, contact Megan Smithwick by email or phone (9716 3361). Also, see their Facebook page and website.
Whittlesea Secondary College, Laurel Street, Whittlesea, 3757.
The garden involves community members, volunteers, community groups and organisations in a diverse range of ways. It aims to create a welcoming space accessible to all members of our community that offers diverse pathways for people to:
- Learn – create a sustainable community resource for current and future generations to enjoy.
- Share – promote and enable social connection within the community.
- Grow – provide a space for people to come together for a range of community building activities.
- Heal – provide opportunities for reflection and have opportunities to improve health and wellbeing.
The garden is on land owned by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), Whittlesea Secondary College. It consists of three types of spaces:
- Individual and communal plots.
- A circular reflective space which is used for connection, learning and healing.
- A garden shed and tea room, and a small portable for administrative tasks and resources.
They have regular get togethers on Monday and Thursday mornings.