The Merri Corner Community Garden was conceived in 2006 by a group of passionate East Brunswick locals. A vacant block set among apartments and adjacent to the Merri Creek was begging for a creative use. The land couldn’t be developed for housing due to the environmental and inundation overlays, and a buffer zone for overhead powerlines.
Meetings began and plans took shape. Moreland City Council approved plans for the garden in 2009 and provided a seeding grant to help kick start the project. Merri Corner Community Garden Inc was formed in the same year. After lots of back breaking work weeding and building plots and paths, we planted our first vegies in the spring of 2010 –the wettest season in 10 years!