Tuesday, December 13, 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 16th December 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sat 17th December 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
Fri 23rd December 10ish - Friday Meetup **
** NO GARDEN & GATHER **
Fri 30th December 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 1st January 10am - Seed Savers session - NOTE THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Fri 6th January 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sun 8th January 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
Fri 13th January 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Fri 20th January 10ish - Friday Meetup **
Sat 21st January 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
Sun 22nd January 9am - 1pm - Garden & Gather

Fri 27th January 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

    Friday, October 28, 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 4th November 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 6th November 10am - Seed Savers Meetup
    Fri 11th November 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 13th November 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
    Fri 18th November 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 19th November - Permablitz in the Food Forest!
    Fri 25th November 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 27th November 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

    Sunday, October 2, 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 7th October 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 9th October 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
    Fri 14th October 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 15th October 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
    Fri 21st October 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 23rd October 11am - 3pm - Garden & Gather **
    Fri 28th October 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, September 5, 2016

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

    UPDATE: We're very pleased to say that we have filled all our board vacancies, thanks to everyone who has expressed interest. 

    We hope you'll get involved with our group anyway and, if you're interested, consider a board position in the future.



    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

    Sunday, July 10, 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:

    Sun 10th July 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
    Fri 15th July 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 16th July 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
    Fri 22nd July 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 24th July 11am - 3pm - Garden & Gather **
    Fri 29th July 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Fri 5th July 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 7th August 10am - Seed Savers Meetup
    Fri 12th August 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

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    What's on in the next 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:

    Sun 22nd May 11am - 3pm - Garden & Gather **
    Fri 27th May 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Fri 3rd June 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 5th June 10am - Seed Savers Meetup
    Fri 10th June 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 12th June 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
    Fri 17th June 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 18th June 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
    Fri 17th June 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 26th June 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

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    What's on in the next 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 22nd April 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 24th April 11am - 1pm - Garden & Gather **
    Fri 29th April 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Fri 6th May 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 8th May 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
    Fri 13th May 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 14th May 10am - 1pm - Food Forest working bee
    Fri 20th May 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 22nd May 11am - 1pm - Garden & Gather **
    Fri 27th May 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

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    What's on in April

    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:

    Sun 27th Mar - 11am - 1pm - Garden & Gather (Note back to later start so you can have a sleep in!)
    Fri 1st April 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Fri 8th April 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 9th April 10am-1pm - Food Forest working bee
    Sun 10th April 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee **
    Fri 15th April 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Fri 22nd April 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 24th April - 11am - 1pm - Garden & Gather
    Fri 29th April 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

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Visit an inspiring, edible garden in Pascoe Vale this weekend and support our garden at the same time!


    Gunyah, Karen Sutherland's inspiring, edible residential garden in suburban Pascoe Vale will be open to visit on the weekend of 19-20 March between 10am and 4pm.

    Take the chance to visit Karen's home garden laboratory, with 200 edible and useful plants in an attractive Food Forest setting. Every space is utilized, with rooftop bees (honey for sale), Nature Strip garden, Aquaponics system and shade-loving edibles under trees. Lemon Myrtle, Babaco, Avocado, Strawberry Grapes, Carob and Finger Limes are some of the exotic plants on show.

    Talks are held throughout the day, food and drinks and many rare edible plants for sale.

    Moreland Community Gardening members and supporters will be volunteering at the garden to raise funds for the the West Brunswick Community Garden.

    Where: 22 Lochinvar St, Pascoe Vale South. (Parking in adjoining street)
    Email: info@opengardensvictoria.org.au

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    What's on in March

    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 26th Feb 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 28th Feb 9am -1pm - Garden & Gather and food swap (Note 9am Summer start to beat the heat!)
    Fri 4th Mar 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 5th Mar 10am-3pm - Tomato Passata and Chutney making
    Fri 11th Mar 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 12th Mar 10am-1pm - Food Forest working bee
    Sun 13th Mar 10am - Communal Gardening group working bee
    Fri 18th Mar 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sat 19th and Sun 20th - Gunyah Open Garden fundraising (volunteers needed!)
    Fri 25th Mar 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    Sun 27th Mar - 11am - 1pm - Garden & Gather (Note back to later start so you can have a lie in!)
    • 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, January 25, 2016

    What's on in February


    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 29th Jan 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    • Fri 5th Feb 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    • Fri 12th Feb 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    • Sat 13th Feb 10am-1pm - Food Forest working bee followed by Food Forest Future meeting at 2pm (all welcome)
    • Sun 14th Feb 10am-12pm Communal Gardening Group working bee **
    • Fri 19th Feb 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    • Sun 21st Feb 6.30pm - Evening Garden in Company **
    • Fri 26th Feb 10ish - Friday Meetup **
    • Sun 28th Feb 9am -1pm - Garden & Gather and food swap ** (Note early start to beat the heat!)

    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.

    Welcome to Moreland Community Gardening


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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