Unfortunately, today we have some not so good news to share. Owing to the recent changes to the DHHS directives found here and here from the 22/8 and 21/8 respectively, we sought direct clarification from DHHS as to their position on the opening of community gardening spaces for the purpose of gardening and gathering food.
The directive from the department was that this was NOT a permitted activity, and we therefore are moving to close the gardens immediately.
We recognise this will be a blow for all of you – the gardens, the joy of growing and sharing space, even when we can’t do so together is a connection that has been important for all of us.
Members of the garden crew will be putting up signs and changing the lock codes so that we don’t miss anyone in this information.
We urge you to reach out to your community in other ways, both our gardens have active facebook member groups:
Pentridge Community Garden Members
West Brunswick Community Garden And Food Forest Members
We’ll also be looking at scheduling some catch up events over zoom in this period. So, keep an eye on your inbox for news of these.
We hope to see you all at the garden soon,
Moreland Community Gardening, Pentridge Community Garden and West Brunswick Community Garden