Thanks for your interest in community food growing. Moreland Community Gardening has a variety of gardens and different ways to get involved, so to help get you growing food where and how you want to, we need to know a bit more.
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- The Head Gardener
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* Which of our two community gardening locations are you interested in?
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things we think you might find interesting.
Annual Membership fee
(payable each year by 1st July):
$20 (Concession $10) Eligible concession cards
To get involved you first need to become a member of Moreland Community Gardening Inc. and this annual contribution pays for organisational things like insurance and annual reporting.
You need to be a member to participate in any of our gardens, to become an organiser, to be on our Board, help build, care for and improve our gardens and have a say in how our organisation and gardens work.
To join the waiting list for a personal plot, you need to become and remain a member.
As a member you can then choose to participate in a range of different ways; these differ for each garden. Each activity has a financial contribution that pays for equipment and supplies.
West Brunswick: If you want to add your greenwaste to our community compost hub, we’d like to be able to contact you if we have any news to share.
Pentridge: If you are not a member, you can contribute your greenwaste when members are at the garden. Members can access the garden any time within daylight hours to add your green waste to our community compost hub.
Members who would like to participate actively in the garden join as Communal Gardeners
. Some members also take on a Personal Plot
. (Members who want to use the compost hub but not otherwise participate in the garden can do so as members of MCG - there is no need to become a PCG communal gardener.)
Here is some information about the options and the annual contributions that we ask members to make (in addition to MCG membership) toward the running of the garden, providing materials, tools, plants, fertiliser, tea/coffee and activity days etc. We keep our annual contributions low by additional fundraising activities, which we ask all our members to help with. All membership renewals and contributions are due by 1st July each year.
You can find out about how this garden works in the PCG members handbook
Communal Gardening Membership
We get together to plan, prepare, plant, tend and harvest our communal fruit, vegetable and herb beds. Members work on the communal beds alone and in groups but we agree what we’re going to plant where and we work toward producing shared crops.
We share produce roughly according to our contributions to growing it. It’s more about friendship and trust than record-keeping!
The annual contributions we ask members to make for communal gardening are:
Annual Communal Gardening and MCG membership contributions are payable as soon as you join.
We have a small number of raised beds available to members as Personal Plots. Personal Plots are allocated to a member for the year. The plot holder works on the plot and is entitled to any produce. Personal Plot holders have full access to the shared gardening equipment and supplies that are available to all members.
We have two sizes of Personal Plots available - 4.8 m2 and 1.5m2 (approx) - and we ask holders to make an additional contribution to pay for construction of the beds themselves and the gardening supplies used.
Because we have limited personal plots available, you may not be allocated a plot immediately. We will add you to the waiting list and your fee will only become payable once you have been allocated a plot (and will be pro-rated depending on what remains of the membership year).
You can find out lots about how this garden works by reviewing the members handbook
Here’s some info about annual contributions for the West Brunswick Community Garden that might help you decide how you want to be involved.
These contributions are in addition to your annual membership cost ($20 or Concession $10) and this money goes towards the running of the garden, providing materials, tools, plants, fertiliser, tea/coffee and activity days etc.
Annual contributions are subsidised and kept low by additional fundraising which all our members are asked to help with.
$25 or what you can afford
You pay Communal Gardening and Membership fees straight away when you join (and the full amount regardless of when you join)
You pay Personal Plot fees once you have been allocated a plot (and this will be pro-rated depending on what remains of the membership year
When you have a Personal Plot, you can join in communal gardening activities without paying anything extra (it’s included in your Personal Plot fee)
Membership, communal gardening and personal plot fees renewals are all payable by 1st July each year
Details of eligible concession cards
When we have a personal plot available, this information (along with your
address) is used to decide who it should be offered to.
Gardens need all kinds of people with all sorts of skills to make them
We all have skills or knowledge that can help with something along the
We'd love to know more about you in case you have a particular skill
you might share that we need.