Community garden

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Macleod Organic Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Macleod
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is membership-based.

The Macleod Organic Garden started in 2015. They were fortunate to have received some grants from Banyule City Council to assist them in establishing the garden.

The garden is communally cultivated and the food raised is distributed between those who work in the garden, Macleod College and local organisations that provide food for those in need.

The site is two disused tennis courts in the grounds of Macleod College on the Somers Avenue boundary just north of the Basketball Stadium. The project is being run by Sustainable Macleod.

Mernda Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Mernda
Notes (in their own words):

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.

Mernda Seed, Sow & Grow Community Garden Group
Township/Suburb: Mernda
Notes (in their own words):

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.

Merri Corner Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Brunswick East
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is allotment based.

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.