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Discover two thriving community gardening initiatives in Melbourne's West

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Discover two thriving community gardening initiatives in Melbourne's West.

Join us for a conversation with Werribee Park Heritage Orchard's Scott Hitchens and Altona Community Gardens. Discover how and why these initiatives were started, how they operate, and the ways in which they contribute to local food security.

This is an online event via Zoom. A link to access the session will be sent on the day before the event is scheduled to take place.

Werribee Park Heritage Orchard Werribee Park Heritage Orchard is at the old Chirnside family mansion, on the site of one of the original orchards. The Orchard is Not-for-Profit and is run and managed entirely by volunteers, with some support from Parks Victoria staff. The purpose of the Heritage orchard is to both preserve the existing trees where possible and to establish specimen trees of as many heritage fruit trees as we can. This provides material from which more trees can be grafted and distributed throughout the community, ensuring that these varieties are not lost for ever, and to encourage the community to discover the rewards of growing their own food at home. The group meets every Friday morning to complete seasonal orchard tasks and to provide information and training to volunteers and the public. More details at https://werribeeparkheritageorchard.org.au

Altona Community Gardens

Altona Community Gardens Inc. is a local volunteer led group which aims to take advantage of open spaces in our community to grow fruit and vegetables and provide access to nutritionally rich foods grown using organic methods and sustainable practices. We are passionate about building community spirit through gardening. Our garden currently consists of individual raised garden plots, some fruit trees, a composting area and herb pots. In the future, we will have communal beds for demonstrating and sharing produce, a small hydroponic set up for propagation and other demonstrations.

This event is supported by Brimbank Community Grants Program.

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Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House is a community-managed Eco-Living Centre providing a diverse range of programs, workshops, activities and events to the communities of Albion, Ardeer and surrounding suburbs. 

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