Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Forming the Friends of the Food Forest - Sunday 21st July at 11am



What's happening? A meeting to establish the Friends of the Food Forest

Where? West Brunswick Community Garden

When? Sunday 21st July at 11am

Have you taken the time to walk through the fantastic food forest we have at our "doorstep" in Dunstan Reserve? We are the lucky custodians of this inspiring, unique resource. It's ours to look after and learn from. It compliments our community garden beautifully, providing a permanent and perennial partner with a mixture of over 30 fruit, nut and olive trees as well as berries, herbs, natives, ground covers etc.

We've made a great start over the last year and had a fantastic day in June that really gave the area a real boost. As the first part of the rejuvenation project comes to a close, we're looking for a group to continue to develop and maintain the food forest.

The food forest a long term project. It's been there for more than 15 years and we have the chance to grow it into an even more amazing place. Where else will you have a chance to work with such a wide variety of mature trees and establish a complex, self-sustaining mini ecosystem.

Who can join?
Although we're obviously happy if you have relevant skills and knowledge you don't need to have any to get involved, we have a wide range of skills to draw on. If you're keen, use this as a learning space or somewhere you can put your knowledge to good use.

What next?
Are you interested in joining the group that will help take care of things like planting, pruning, berry wrangling, soil enrichment, pest management, signage, harvesting (and eating!), running events and workshops (and of course watering and weeding)?

If this sparks your imagination, send us an email at grow.eat.moreland@gmail.com and lets get together for an informal chat and a cuppa on Sunday 21st July at 11am down at the garden so we can flesh out some ideas, roles, interests and get to know each other.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


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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