There’s still some construction to be done, but this is how the garden looks at the moment:
The Merri Corner Community Garden is a community group in Brunswick that provides spaces for people to grow vegies, fruit, herbs and flowers. We have 40 individual plots, and plenty of communal areas – a sensory garden, espaliered fruit trees, a communal garden bed and an olive grove and small orchard on the nature stip.
We have a philosophy of self sufficiency so we have a 45,000 litre water tank and compost all our garden and kitchen waste on site. We reuse and recycle everything and don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilisers.
By growing our own fresh fruit and vegies in this way we are living more sustainably. Gardeners get to grow food and share their knowledge, swap tips and meet other local residents. And of course, a garden is a place to relax, stroll, or simply enjoy the colour it adds to our urban landscape.
And we hope that it will encourage more community gardens to grow!
Who owns it?
The Moreland City Council owns the land and leases it to the Merri Corner Community Garden Inc. Plot holders pay annual rent to the MCCG to lease their plots and they own the vegies they grow. Fruit and vegies in the communal areas are shared.
Is it open to the public?
The sensory garden and the orchard are public spaces. You are welcome to wander inside the garden fence but please remember we are growing food to eat so don’t walk on the plots and leave your dog outside.
Can I get involved?
Yes! A community garden needs its community. We’d love to hear your gardening ideas, suggestions and cooking ideas too. We have regular working bees and BBQs and everyone is welcome.
We have a waiting list for people who want to become a plot holder. Members who are not plot holders can help out in our communal areas.