This garden is allotment-based, with some communal beds for members. Membership is around 30 adults plus children.
It is an established community garden on the historical Carome Homestead site, owned by Working Heritage. It is a relaxed space where members share, learn, grow veggies and get dirty! Garden members receive a monthly newsletter. The group tends to a small orchard, compost bays, several worm farms and their communal and private plots.
A food swap is held at the garden on the first Saturday of every month, 10.30am-midday. Working bees are also held monthly.
This garden is membership-based, but membership is free. It is open to the public every Wednesday, 9am-midday, and the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10.30am-midday.
The garden is an accessible learning space for community members and families interested in being actively engaged, sharing tips and knowledge about gardening, growing food from seed to harvest and sustainable living, re-using, re-purposing and recycling what they can.
The Merri Corner Community Garden was conceived in 2006 by a group of passionate Brunswick East locals and opened in 2010. It has around 40 plots where plotholders grow a variety of herbs and veggies. Members are from the local area and often don’t have access to much garden space at home.
All are welcome to visit. There is an open garden / working bee on the second Sunday of each month, 10am-midday.