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Chelsea Heights Community Garden

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

Supported by our wonderful volunteers, 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!

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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. Please contact us for more information. 

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

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2024 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. 

21st January

18th February

17th March

21st April

 

19th May

16th June

21st July

18th August

15th September

20th October

17th November

15th December

What's growing on?

AUTUMN

Can you guess a number of our seedling varieties pictured?

These are some of the very young plants we're growing. We stagger our sowing. Currently in our hothouse or members homes we have wild rocket, corn salad, leeks, cress, bok choy (white, green and red), cauliflowers, wombok, broccoli, mizuna (red, green), kales, rainbow chard, lettuce (5 varieties including Amish deer tongue), tatsoi (red, green), mibuna, beetroot. Oh and we have poppies popping up too! Garlic and root crops are going directly in the ground (beetroot being the exception).

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Be part of our team, volunteer at our Centre!