The Balam-Balam community garden comprises a number of communal plots, a market garden, herbaceous border, hot house and indigenous bushfood garden. The garden supplies produce to the local Community Grocer market held weekly at the Carlton public housing estate and to migrant and refugee students at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre studying English.
On the fourth Saturday of each month at 11am, they have a working bee. They also welcome people during the week to help out. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact them.
The garden includes a community compost hub where you can contribute your food scraps to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost for the garden. Ask them for a food scrap container if needed. During business hours, enter via the back gate and deposit your scraps directly in to the compost hub. Outside business hours, place contents in the green bin (you will need to contact them to get the code to the lock).
Enquire about buying a bag of compost for $5 and seedlings for your garden grown in the Balam-Balam community garden when available.
For Kylie, making bread is about lifestyle. Bringing quality ingredients to life with wild yeast culture, time and love, is a magical and immensely satisfying process. Shaping into loaves, setting to rise then baking where it springs to a golden nutritious food brings her great pleasure. Then selling the product: watching people’s eyes light up at the sight and smell of home baked bread. Handing over the bread and knowing it will be eaten with pleasure, alone or shared with friends and family, bread is the stuff of life.
Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods, Balwyn
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Notes (in their own words):
We Feed You make nutritious, handmade meals, ordered online and delivered to your door. Plenty of flavour and texture, heaps of vegetables, and a varied seasonal menu. Made by chefs and dietitians. Choices of meat, vegetarian, vegan, low fodmap, gluten free, dairy free, etc.