Did you know that the lush Pentridge Community Garden only began in 2016? We’ve collated a brief history of this wonderful garden. Click here to read it!
History of Dunstan Reserve Food Forest
We have recently compiled the history of Dunstan Reserve Food Forest, from the early 1990s to today. Click this link to read it, and if you’d like to contribute, please get in touch!
WBCG features in the U3AMoreland newsletter
Register for our FREE ‘Grow Your Own Way’ course!
This is a special call out for youth/adults experiencing some kind of disadvantage, including: mental health challenges, any form of disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Asylum seekers, migrants, lgbtqia+ members, older people, any other.
- Two courses will run in parallel (am and pm sessions), with 12-15 participants in each of them.
- We have funds to receive 1 support staff/per group if needed (please get in touch if this is needed).
- Participation is free.
- Upon completion, participants will receive a 12 month free membership to West Brunswick Community Garden.
- Questions? Contact Fransisca: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit this link for further information and to register your attendance.
Moreland Community Gardening thanks VicHealth through the Reimagining Health Grant for the funds to make this possible.
Community gardens & composting with Lena Be!
Big thank you to Lena Be (facebook.com/lena.bauckhage.1) for chatting with Libby and Richard about all things community gardening and composting! It will make you feel all warm and fuzzy about community gardens, promise. Watch below!
Food Forest working bee
Thank you to everyone who came along to today’s working bee in the Food Forest! We got loads done, including:
- Removing the dying Kangaroo Apple
- Cutting down the dead Abyssinian Banana
- Taking cuttings from our Mulberry tree
- Smothering the Kikuyu around our Carob tree with (biodegradable) weed mat and mulch
- Weeding the paths
- Weeding and mulching around the Lime
- Bagging our bananas to protect them
- Most importantly, eating plenty of cake for Richard’s birthday!
It was great to meet some locals who discovered the working bee through the new noticeboard (it works!).
If you’re looking for tasks to do in the Food Forest, please keep an eye on the newly mulched areas and remove any weeds that make their way in. There will also be some more carob pods to harvest very soon – wait until they’re brown and dry before picking.
Why we love communal gardening!
Our first bananas!
Libby and Jess were very excited to discover the first fruits on our banana plants in the Food Forest!
These plants are thriving in our subtropical garden. They do need to be thinned out as they are currently growing in very large clumps. We’ll be doing this at a working bee later this year, so keep an eye out for that if you’d like to get involved.
The next Food Forest working bee will be on Sunday 20th February from 10am – 2pm. All welcome and no experience necessary – just bring yourself and a pair of gloves. Hope to see you there!