Monday, September 5, 2016

Help grow community gardening in Moreland - we're recruiting for Board vacancies!



Moreland Community Gardening is recruiting for a voluntary Board Member.

Do you have a keen interest in growing community gardening and/or skills or experience in any of the following areas?
  • financial matters/accounting
  • community development
  • working in, or liaising with, local council, government agencies or philanthropic agencies
  • fundraising and submission writing
  • communications and marketing 
After years of valued service our Vice President and Treasurer will stand down at our next AGM and we're seeking expressions of interest from people who'd like to join our Board. 

Bountiful harvest from West Brunswick Community Garden
Who are we?
Moreland Community Gardening is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community organisation committed to growing healthy and sustainable local communities through edible gardening.

We currently manage the West Brunswick Community Garden (WBCG) and the adjacent Food Forest, one of Moreland's (and Melbourne's) vibrant, popular community food growing locations. We are also actively looking for opportunities to start or develop other community gardens in the Moreland area.

We are a member-based incorporated association with 80-100 members. The organisation is currently governed by a Board of 5 members and also has an Organising Committee which is responsible for the day to day management of the community garden and the food forest. 

You can find out more about Moreland Community Gardening at our website.

About MCG’s Board
Our Board is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation, to manage its financial position and to represent the organisation in the wider community. We're committed, active, diverse and friendly. We don't take ourselves too seriously and we have a bit of fun along the way.

We currently meet at least 4-6 times a year from 7.30-9.30 pm in the Moreland area. The time commitment for board positions is approx. up to 10 hours per month.

This is an excellent opportunity for people with these skills, or with a general interest in community gardening and sustainable living, to get active in the community and help expand community food growing opportunities in Moreland.

No prior Board experience is necessary to be eligible for this position - we provide all new Board members with a full induction, a written guide and a Board mentor for their first year.

Interested? Want to know more?
If you're interested, want more information or have questions - we would love to hear from you.

Please email us and a board member will get back to you quickly.



West Brunswick Community Garden

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What's on this month

Here are the times in the coming month when you're likely to bump into other gardeners down at the garden and garden organisers will be there to help show your around and answer questions:

Fri 2nd September 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 4th September 10am - Seed Savers Meetup
Fri 9th September 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 11th September 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
Fri 16th September 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sat 18th September 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
Fri 23rd September 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 25th September 11am - 3pm - Garden & Gather and Annual General Meeting **
Fri 30th September 10ish - Friday Meetup **
  • Members can obviously visit the garden when they want to including any of these sessions
  • If you're interested just come along
  • Friday meetups attract a regular crowd and are a good opportunity to garden in company and learn a few things
  • Sessions marked with ** will have someone who can provide advice and direction on what's to be done in communal growing spaces
  • Members who have not yet visited should come down on one of these days to meet the garden (and a few gardeners) and get shown around
  • If there's a time you're available to spend time at the garden and you want company, let us know and we'll add it to the list

Monday, August 1, 2016

What's on this month

Here are the times in the coming month when you're likely to bump into other gardeners down at the garden and garden organisers will be there to help show your around and answer questions:

Fri 5th August 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 7th August 10am - Seed Savers Meetup
Fri 12th August 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 14th August 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
Fri 19th August 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sat 20th August 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
Fri 26th August 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 28th August 11am - 3pm - Garden & Gather **
  • Members can obviously visit the garden when they want to including any of these sessions
  • If you're interested just come along
  • Friday meetups attract a regular crowd and are a good opportunity to garden in company and learn a few things
  • Sessions marked with ** will have someone who can provide advice and direction on what's to be done in communal growing spaces
  • Members who have not yet visited should come down on one of these days to meet the garden (and a few gardeners) and get shown around
  • If there's a time you're available to spend time at the garden and you want company, let us know and we'll add it to the list