Community gardening

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A Guide to Community Gardening in Brimbank

A Guide to Community Gardening in Brimbank (PDF, 410KB) is a useful resource for anyone interested in growing and expanding their knowledge on sustainability and gardening.

Growing food can help:

  • improve food security
  • promote healthy eating
  • increase physical activity
  • build community connections and
  • enhance opportunities for sustainable living.

We’ve collated the resources you need to get going, whether you’re:

  • growing at home
  • growing at school
  • considering joining an existing garden or
  • starting a community garden.

Get involved 

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food and plants, meet other people and form meaningful connections with others in the local community? 

If you’d like to grow produce with others and share it in your local area, consider joining or volunteering for a community garden.

There are several established community gardens listed in the guide that you can contact or visit for more information.

Start a community garden

Starting and maintaining a community garden does take work and you will need help in getting it off the ground – that’s where A Guide to Community Gardening in Brimbank (PDF, 410KB) can help.

The guide provides plenty of tips on how to start a new garden, including what to consider to get you going and which organisations to tap into for specific information.

School gardening projects

Growing food in schools helps children:

  • understand where food comes from,
  • learn life-long skills in composting
  • learn how to care for plants and
  • create healthy nutritious meals.

This resource includes a section specifically for schools so they can get the most out of their gardening projects.

World Food Garden Program

The World Food Garden (PDF, 604KB) program was a short-term initiative designed to create a culturally diverse and inclusive food garden at **ADD INTERNAL LINK: Westvale Community Centre**.

Working with community members from diverse nations and cultures in Oceania, Pasifika and Africa, the program aimed to create an engaging, participatory and joyful space to grow food and share knowledge.

Through food growing, gardening education, artwork and intergenerational knowledge sharing the World Food Garden program created an opportunity to learn about diverse cultures and build social connections.

This program was devised and funded by Brimbank City Council and delivered by Sustain: The Australian Food Network in partnership with Brimbank City Council.

Last updated: 10 December 2023 - 7:17pm