Saturday, 29 December 2012

Melbourne's Community Gardens - The Photo List




What is a Community Garden?


A community garden is defined as a 'single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people'

'Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labour, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. They are publicly functioning in terms of ownership, access, and management, as well as typically owned in trust by local governments or not for profit associations.'
Sourced from wikipedia.org

 Benefits of Community Gardens can include:

  • A place to garden for those who don't have the space at home
  • Establishes a greater sense of community and offers a place to develop relationships
  • Encourages and nurtures skills in self-reliance 
  • Promotes more local/seasonal eating and increases awareness of where food comes from
  • Encourages better nutrition through fresh produce
  • Helps people to save money by growing their own groceries
  • Provides opportunity for recreation and outdoor activity
  • Can assist in the beautification of neighbourhoods and increase attitudes of pride and ownership
  • Can provide a medium for inter-generational and inter-cultural interaction

Sourced from simpleathome.net


Below is a list I have begun to compile of the community gardens of Melbourne. It is a ever growing list so please share with me your local gardens.





Essendon

 

          Essendon Community Gardens

 





Fairfield

 

          Fairfield Community Gardens





Ascot Vale 

  

          Wingate Avenue





St Kilda 


          Veg Out [Vegout.asn.au]




 Brunswick 


          Ceres Environmental Park [ceres.org.au]


 Sourced from google.com and ceres.org.au

Collingwood


          Collingwood Children's Farm [http://farm.org.au/]

 

Sourced from google.com and farm.org.au



Let me know of all the other Melbourne Community Garden so I can continue to update this list