West Brunswick Community Garden

Here's some information that's directly relevant to the West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest:
A Note To Composters
If you want to contribute your kitchen or garden waste to our composting system, you need to be a Garden member. 

After paying the membership fee, you will receive a briefing on the Garden including the operation of the composting system and be given the combination to the gate lock so you can deposit your green waste in the bins provided or in the compost bay when it is open.

What's on at West Brunswick

Click here for the dates/times of all this month's activities

Weekday Meetups: Every Friday 10 am - 12 pm
Garden in company! No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone (including kids) welcome, come down and enjoy. See you down there!

Seed Savers monthly meetup: 1st Sunday every month from 10am

Communal gardening group working bee: 2nd Sunday every month from 10am
Our monthly communal gardening group working bee when we focus on our communal garden beds.

Food Forest monthly working bee: 3rd Saturday every month from 10am
Join others interested in maintaining one of Melbourne's oldest public open space food forests

Garden & Gather: 4th Sunday every month - 11 am - 3 pm Mar - Nov (9am - 1pm Dec - Feb)
Our monthly working bee and lunch where we aim to get bigger bits of work done around the garden and food forest and keep things looking good and eat a yummy shared lunch.

Contact us - West Brunswick Community Garden

Enquiries? Questions? Comments? Praise? Donations (e.g. tools, plants, time, funds) or anything else to do with West Brunswick Community Garden?

Drop us a note at hello.wbcg@morelandcommunitygardening.org

Or come and visit us.

Where to find us

The West Brunswick Community Garden and Food Forest are located:
Behind 49 Everett Street, Brunswick West VIC 3055
Enter via Everett St through the car park beside the Moreland Child Care Centre.

Closest Tram Stop: Route 55 Tram to Stop 40 (Melville Rd/Moreland Rd)
walk west down Moreland Rd towards Citylink. Everett St runs south off Moreland Rd

Closest Bus Stops: 
Route 510 (towards Essendon) Stop 8846 (Walhalla St)
Route 510 (towards Ivanhoe) Stop 9738 (Graham St)

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More about the garden

Since 1995 (we think) there's been a community garden tucked away in Dunstan Reserve in West Brunswick. It's right beside the Food Forest that we're renovating.

In 2011 Council approached the community looking for groups who would commit to improve the garden and to get more people involved. We put our hand up and we were very fortunate to get picked.

We put forward a plan for this community garden to be a hub for the community, providing residents with an opportunity to:

  • Grow healthy, safe, affordable, organic food,
  • Share companionship, skills and knowledge,
  • Participate in and feel a part of their community,
  • Enhance their mental and physical well-being,
  • Learn to lead a more sustainable life. 
Importantly it must be financially, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Our original garden plan. Communal beds left
and top with personal plots in the central area

The space is roughly split as follows:
  • ⅓ plots allocated to an individual or household, 
  • ⅓ shared but managed communal growing space, 
  • ⅓ shared facilities, e.g. compost bays, propagation area, equipment storage , learning/teaching/gathering space, paths,
The great thing about this split is that there's no limit to how many of us can be involved.

The food from the communal plots will be shared by those who share the fun of growing. Even the personal/household plots will share some of their bounty too.

We're striving for a culture that is welcoming and embraces sharing. Sharing of knowledge, food and companionship. So, get involved, meet your neighbours, get your hands dirty and help build something. Bring a friend with you. Bring your kids. There's room for everyone

Read on here for more about how you can get involved.

If you're interested in being actively involved as a communal gardener, applying for a personal plot or just want to receive our email updates about activities and progress Sign Up!