Community Garden

The Simply Living Community Garden in the church grounds is open all year round.  It includes an edible garden with herbs, vegetables and fruit, community composting bays and seating in shade and sun.

Everyone is welcome to join in the activities held in and around the garden or simply enjoy the space.  We invite the community to pick herbs and vegetables but ask people to only take as much as they need, take care of the plants so they continue to be productive and to give something back in return. Contributions of time, expertise, materials, compost scraps or donations are welcome.

Community garden activities include:


Gardening
Free seasonal gardening activities; Gloves and tools provided
Preschool families:  Wednesday 1.15pm - 2.00 pm (school term time).
Community garden working bees: 3rd Saturday of the month 10—11am  - refreshments provided too!

Community compost bays
Open 24/7 – turn your kitchen scraps into food for the garden and reduce landfill & emissions.

Social cooking using garden produce - limited places, booking required
Kitchen Mates, Fridays fortnightly 11am-1.30 pm -($4 /person)
Grow & Eat, school holiday cooking and gardening activities ($2 / person)

Make & Mend
Sewing and skill sharing. Drop in to do some sewing or mending for yourself or help make re-usable bags for our community.   Sewing machines available.
3rd Wed of the month, 12.30 - 3.30 pm, See flyer

"Uniting for a Good Cause" garage sale
 
An annual event to re-use and re-purpose stuff, connect our community and raise funds for some great local programs.  20th October 2018. For more information see the SkillsFest page,  SkillsFest Facebook page or contact Janet (contact details below).

Workshops, talks and more ....
Look out for information about occasional workshops and other special activities.

‘Leaflet’ garden newsletter
Subscribe via email or download the latest edition here. Leaflet_49_Autumn 2018

See the video "Simply Living at Port Melbourne Uniting Church", made by Carla and Jemma as part of the PORTogether project.

 

Garden support - thankyou
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the garden with seeds, plants, materials or cash donations and to all those who give their time to care for the garden.
Also:
City of Port Phillip Seniors Festivals Fund
The Green Centre, www.thegreencentre.com.au

 

For more information about the community garden, contact our Simply Living Project Worker, Janet Hoare on 9690 1188 or janet.hoare@southportuniting.org.au