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:


Seasonal gardening activities
Gloves and tools provided
Wednesday 11.30 am - 1.00 pm - Gardening for beginners to experts
Wednesday 1.15pm - 2.00 pm — Gardening for preschool families (school term time).

Community garden working bees
3rd Saturday of the month 10.00—11.00 am. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided.

Community compost bays
Open 24/7 – donate your kitchen scraps to become food for the garden.

Social cooking using garden produce
Kitchen Mates, Fridays fortnightly 11am-1.30 pm - (cost $4, bookings required)
Grow & Eat, 1st Wednesday of the month 1.30-3.30 pm - (cost $2, bookings required).

Sewing bees
3rd Wednesday of the month 12.30 - 3.30 pm. Make re-usable bags to support Boomerang Bags in our community.  Materials, equipment and afternoon tea provided.

SkillsFest
An annual community event to share and celebrate skills for living more sustainably in the inner city.  For more information see the SkillsFest page,  SkillsFest Facebook page or contact Janet (contact details below).

‘Leaflet’ garden newsletter
Subscribe via email or download the latest edition here. Leaflet_47_1707

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 Community Grants and Local Festivals Fund
The Green Centre, www.thegreencentre.com.au

Special activities
Look out for information about occasional workshops and other special activities.

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