What & How?

We reckon it's important that we're all pointing in the same direction and working towards the same goal so we've articulated our vision, objectives and how we hope to go about delivering them below.

We hope this answers any questions you might have about what we're doing and how.

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Our Vision
A Moreland where everyone can grow food, garden and build connected communities.

Our purpose

To encourage development of a community that is active in growing healthy food in the urban environment, developing a network of vibrant and sustainable community gardens and supporting edible gardening throughout the community.

Objective
To see a range of locations in Moreland where residents can:
  • grow healthy, safe 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. 

How do gardens contribute to the community?
  • A culture of contributing to and engaging with the local community is fostered within the garden group.
  • Success depends on community contribution and participation in the establishment, use, development, management and maintenance of the garden.
  • Gardens bring together people from diverse backgrounds in one place to share experiences and knowledge.  
  • As a hub for social events and an education programme (composting, pruning, rotation, propagation, seed saving).
  • Sharing plants and produce with the community to encourage more local residential food production.

What principles will these gardens emphasise and support?
  • Food security: helping people to regularly access nutritious, healthy, affordable and safe food,
  • Organic gardening: The garden will promote organic horticulture/agriculture principles for managing soil, pests etc.
  • Water conservation: Water will be collected and stored on site, mulching will be required.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: On-site composting (and possibly work farms) will supply nutrient enrichment for allotments and reduce waste leaving site. Recycled materials will be used wherever possible (pots, building materials etc.),
  • Biodiversity: members will be encouraged to grow heritage, non-hybrid varieties to preserve biodiversity,
  • Self-sufficiency: members will be encouraged to save seed and to propagate plants for replanting and to give away or swap,
  • Energy efficiency,
  • The Long View: decisions will wherever possible consider long term goals and consequences.
Gardens require a clear organisational structure with processes for handling financial or legal concerns, membership, decision making and dispute resolution.