I know you won't be surprised to hear although we have grant money to help with building our garden we also have running costs and need to raise money in other ways. We haven't had to do much fundraising so far but it is part of keeping our garden going and helps keep our plot fees down.
Last year, one of our biggest and best fundraising efforts was when we worked on the gate at a garden in Pascoe Vale which opened for the Open Garden Scheme (NB: this link is about last year's open day).
Our help was really appreciated (over 2000 people visited over the weekend!), it was casual and great fun AND we received around $600 for our efforts which goes a long way. We also got a chance to talk about our garden with lots of people.
On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March this year we'll do this again and need to provide 8 volunteers over the weekend.
- Shifts are from 9.30-12.30 or 12.30-3.30 both Saturday and Sunday
- We need at least two people for each shift
- Food and drinks provided for volunteers
- It's easy, fun and nice to chat to people
Even if you can't volunteer, you should make the effort to along to the Open Garden anyway, it's an amazing edible garden.
Keep digging and see you soon!