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!

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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.

2021 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. 

17th January

21st February

21st March

18th April

16th May

20th June

18th July (Cancelled)

15th August

 

19th September

17th October

21st November

19th December

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What's growing on?

WINTER SEASON

VEGGIES
Radish, Bok Choi, Lettuce, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Wombook, Beetroot, Brocolli, Carrots, Sprouts, Chilies, Kale, Celery, Broad Beans, Peas, Graalic, Fennel, Leeks, Mini Cauliflowers & Cabbages, Warrigal Greens, Ruby Chard, Silverbeet, Rocket

FRUITS
Lemons, Oranges, Limes,

HERBS & FLOWERS
Chives, Rosemary, Scented Geraniums, Parsley, Nasturtiams, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Pineapple Sage, Mint.

Be part of our team, volunteer at our Centre!