Inspired by the attention received for the Food Forest Project in Seatle, I thought it would be best to finish this week off with a profile of a community food forest much closer to home. Hidden down Dunstan Reserve in West Brunswick, Victoria is a community garden that is about to get a major overhaul. Working with the local council a group of dedicated residents are rebuilding this impressive plot.
The space will be roughly split into 3 parts: plots allocated to individuals or households; shared communal growing space with rotational system; and share facilities e.g. compost bays, propagation area, equipment storage, teaching and gathering space.
This is such an exciting project which will bring the wonders of community and permaculture closer to the centre of Melbourne, whilst offering a space to learn and do mere moments from the centre of town.
This Sunday 21st July there is a bit of a get together happening at the West Brunswick Food Forest. From 11am volunteers, community members and anyone who’s interested in getting involved is invited to come on down and be part of establishing the Friends of The Food Forest. This group will help take care of things like planting, pruning, berry wrangling, soil enrichment, pest management, signage, harvesting (and eating!), running events and workshops (and of course watering and weeding).
If you’re interested, flick an email through to firstname.lastname@example.org and get on down on Sunday.