Chelsea Heights Community Garden

The Community Garden is an activity of the Chelsea Heights Community Centre.

Supported by the wonderful volunteers from EarthCarers, the Community Garden is a place where people grow healthy organic fruit and vegetables, socialise and learn new skills together. 

Established in 2009, the Chelsea Heights Community Garden aims to provide the local community with access to physical plots of land with which to grow organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as provide ongoing education and awareness of the leading roles community members can take in sustainable environmental management.

Since its founding in 2009, we have consistently achieved the ideals it was created to embody, providing many community members with valuable experience, allowing them to learn about and actualise environmentally sensitive land and water use practices.

Our Community Garden has a strong commitment to empower everyone, regardless of their circumstances, to participate in sound and effective sustainability led gardening. Our ongoing commitment to our community demonstrates the strong values and dedication with which our organisation conducts itself.

Our garden has over 40 individual plots for growing food for personal use, plus a number of communal gardening areas which include fruit trees, herbs and areas for planting annual vegetables. We are also lucky to have chickens and beehives making our garden a full eco system.

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Keep in touch with us!

What's On?

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Chelsea Heights Community Garden invites you to their Garden Workshop.

Join us and give us a hand to build and install our new wicking garden beds funded by "Stronger Communities" grant through the office of Mark Dreyfus.

Saturday 28th May 2022
Drop in 9.30am - 4pm

Further information
03 9772 3391
ch_htscc@bigpond.net.au

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How to become a member?

This is a Community Garden where the expectation is that you not only look after your plot, but participate in the upkeep and well-being of the garden. It is a place for members to socialise and learn about growing their own food and caring for our environment. 

As a member you can enjoy the garden by:

• Growing your own food
• Caring for chooks and bees, sharing in eggs and honey
• Relaxing in the natural environment
• Making new friends
• Maintaining communal garden areas and sharing in the produce
• Propagating plants
• Learning sustainable gardening practices through exchanging  knowledge with other gardeners etc
• Participating in workshops and events

 

To become one of our member, you will have to fill out a membership form and pay the revelant fee for the upcoming financial year. 

 

Membership fees for 2021/2022

• $25 - Communal Membership

• $60 - Communal Membership + Garden plot

• $110 - Local Organisation Membership

• $20 -  Friend of the garden

Please note. Due to popular demand, we have a limited availability of our garden plots.

2022 Working Bees Dates

Every 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am.

It's lot of fun, with gardening, eating, socialising and learning. Bring the kids along too! We highly recommend you to join us more often than the minimum of 3 times a year. 

16th January

20th February

20th March

17th April

15th May

19th June

17th July

21st August

18th September

16th October

20th November

18th December

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What's growing on?

SUMMER SEASON

The broad beans are coming to an end and we'll be harvesting the garlic soon. Strawberries, youngberries, cherries, young walking onions, mulberries, quinces, beans and sapphire and artichokes are looking yummy.

Over the summer we're looking forward to multiple varieties of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, chillies, capsicums, quick growing cabbages, kale, guavas. Sweet potatoes, peaches, tamarilloes, elderberries, cape gooseberries, passionfruit, quinces, warrigal greens, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, beetroot, pepino and various citrus, apples will be available in the coming months.

Herbs are in abundance . A particular favourite are the basils. We've planted sweet, Greek, Thai and soon a lime Thai. There are too many different varieties of companion flowers to mention. Lavender, pansies, alyssum , nemesia, lobellia, roses, celosia, salvias, lemon verbena, nigella and sunflowers are just a few.

Be part of our team, volunteer at our Centre!