Sunday, August 28, 2011

West Brunswick Food Forest grant approved!

During the week, our application for a $3000 seeding grant from Moreland City Council for the rejuvenation of the food forest was approved which is very exciting news.

We have a few formalities to clear before the funds will be available and we can commence work in earnest but we'll begin planning this week!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Action at the West Brunswick Food Forest - Pruning and Planning

Finally, after all these months of talking, we have actually done something!

Food Forest at Cedar Cottage Community Garden - 052720117953
Food Forest at Cedar Cottage
Community Garden - 052720117953
by Roland
You may remember back in April (yes, sorry about the tumbleweeds you see rolling across our web site), we posted here about our plans to rejuvenate a neglected food forest in West Brunswick.

Although it's not a community garden in the normal sense, we're approaching this project as a way of getting something under our belt, testing our mettle and generally showing we're serious about our commitment to supporting community gardening opportunities around Moreland.

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food