Sunday, February 12, 2012
Council had a good response to their invitation for expressions of interest which is really heartening and supports their decision to find a solution that will keep this garden going. It also reinforces our sense of a building interest in gardening in the community.
Last Wednesday night's Moreland City Council meeting saw a report on the submissions from various groups interested in managing the garden.
The big news for our group is that we've been asked to manage the West Brunswick Community Garden! Council felt that our proposal best addressed the criteria they set down and so they recommended we be given a 12 month lease on the garden with options to extend from there.
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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!
- To bring people together.
- To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
- To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
- To encourage sustainable gardening
- To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food