Friday, August 24, 2018

Grow Your Own Way: Veggie Gardening for Beginners Course

Get ready for spring and hone your gardening skills.  

In Grow Your Own Way, horticulturalist Elspeth Brock will take participants though organic gardening methods with hands on experience in a community garden plot at Pentridge Community Garden.
Grow Your Own Way is a low cost gardening basics course for beginners.
In 8 classes from September to December 2018, you will learn how to grow your own vegetables - from soil preparation and propagation to harvest. All sessions will be held on Sundays for 2 hours from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Gardening beds at Pentridge Community Garden will be set aside for this course and all tools, materials and equipment will be available on-site.
The following topics will be covered over the 8 weeks:
02/09/18: Preparing good soil, design & planting seedlings
16/09/18: Raising seeds and propagating
30/09/18: Companion planting to deter pests and to attract pollinators
14/10/18: Watering, weeding, mulching, & feeding
28/10/18: Keep good soil - so good! Compost and the like
11/11/18: Pest control and management
25/11/18: Harvesting and cooking
9/12/18: Rejuvenating beds and crop rotation

Book your place now on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Vote for your favourite Moreland Local Food Project to help them secure funding!

Moreland is fortunate to have a number of fabulous local food projects shortlisted for the Victorian Governments Pick My Project funding initiative.

These projects need your votes to secure funding. The voting is location based - to vote for the project you must either live or work within 5 kilometres of the community where the project is located.

Voting is easy!

1. Go to
2. Sign up and Register your address
3. Browse / search for the projects in your area and shortlist them
4. Vote for your top 3
5. Spread the word and let your friends know about your favourite projects and encourage them to vote too!

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to innovative local food projects which connect communities and support a sustainable, just and vibrant local food system. Here are just a selection, but there are many worthy food and non food projects you can choose from:

The Community Grocer
Community Market Champions

Fawkner Food Bowls / 3000acres
The Hothouse - A food hub for fawkner

Open Table
Open Table Community Connection

Coburg High School
VegiePonic Eggsellence

Growing our Community Gardening Future 

Brunswick Secondary College
Wellbeing and Food Produce Garden

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek / The Practical Beekeeper
Urban Honey Bee Hub

Spring Fling Festival at the Veggie Spot

Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Brunswick Food Forest Growing Strong Communities

Moreland Primary School
Learning for the Future: Children and the Merri Creek
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