Monday, February 11, 2013

Our extra special February Garden & Gather event (Sunday Feb 24th)



The Sustainable Living Festival is underway and our February Garden & Gather event (Sunday February 24th 11am - 3pm) is one of a bunch of events in Moreland that are part of it! With the additional attention, we'll hopefully have lots of people coming along to say hello, have a look around and see what we're up to, maybe we'll meet some prospective new members.

To celebrate being part of the festival we're planning some extra special activities for everyone to participate in including:

  • tours of the garden and food forest
  • yarn-bombing the garden fence to brighten it up (kids most welcome, we need lots of little hands!)
  • tasting some interesting apples courtesy of the amazing people from the Heritage Fruit Society
  • food swap your surplus stuff
  • hopefully some music to keep us all humming

Tell your friends and family, share our event on Facebook.

This is the same day as our monthly working bee so we'll also be getting on with some work including building or installing some raised garden beds, planting in the communal bed and doing some general maintenance of the garden and food forest.

If you're a regular, your help is keeping our project moving, it's going to be a big day with lots happening but only if we get lots of you down there. If we haven't seen you for a while (or at all!), come along and see how the projects are going, learn about what’s planned. If your interested you'll see how you can get involved. Make friends, get tips about gardening and growing food. If previous sessions are any indication, everyone will have a good time, we'll get lots done and leave feeling tired and satisfied and knowing more of our neighbours.

Sound appealing? Come along! Your community garden needs you!

See you soon.

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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