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Ways to get involved

We're all different and we bring different interests, skills and experience to the garden.
The time we want to spend varies from person to person and it changes over time.
To accommodate these differences we've got lots of ways that you can participate.

You can tell us how you want to be involved on our signup form but here's roughly how it works:

1. Member or Subscriber?
Choose which of these you'd like to be:
  • Subscriber - you'd like to know what's happening, maybe drop your compost off or help out with the food forest
  • Member - same as for a subscriber PLUS getting actively involved, growing food, helping develop/maintain garden, have access to garden facilities, show your support, vote and influence the organisation and its gardens

For members:

2. Which garden(s)?
If you choose to become a member, you can get involved with none, one or both of our community gardens - West Brunswick and Pentridge.

3. How do you want to get involved?
Each garden has different food growing options:

Pentridge Community Garden West Brunswick Community Garden
We're just getting started at Pentridge so we haven't figured our options out yet.

If you'd like to help us do this, signup and let us know.
Communal Gardening: join others growing and harvesting food in the shared communal plots

Personal Plots: look after and harvest a plot of your own and give some of what you grow to others

What does it cost?

To get involved at one of our gardens, you first need to be a member. Moreland Community Gardening membership costs $20 ($10 concessions) and is payable when you become a member and then each year by 1st July each year.

Our year runs from 1st July to 30th June.

What you pay for then depends on how you get involved.

Pentridge Community Garden - costs are yet to be worked out

West Brunswick Community Garden

   Personal Plots *                                    Communal Gardening **
Annual Cost    1m2   2.7m2      5m2       10m2
Full    $25   $50      $65       $100      $40
Concession    $15   $25      $45       $60      $25 or pay what you can

*   Personal Plot fees are pro-rated for the remainder of the year. e.g. if you take on a plot with 6 months to go before renewal then you pay half the annual fee.
** Communal Gardening fees are always the same regardless of what point in the year you join. Personal plot holders can join in communal gardening activities without paying anything extra, your plot fee covers both.

Getting MORE involved

Our gardens and organisation are all run by volunteers. That means we need people to contribute time to make all this happen. If you have more to give, whether you have experience or not there are heaps of other ways you can help:
  • Join a garden Organising Committee: These groups meets for a couple of hours each month plus you'll spend maybe 6-8 hours on average between meetings emailing or organising. Every now and then you'll help organise a Garden & Gather, some fundraising or another kind of activity (workshop, dance, passata day). This group takes care of the development and day-to-day running of the garden. 
  • Each garden has smaller groups to organise and run specific areas or activities, you might like to help (e.g. at West Brunswick you could help plan and organise the communal growing areas including the Food Forest)
  • Join the Moreland Community Gardening Board
If any of these areas are of particular interest contact us.