The Carpark Kitchen Garden was established in 2013 on the site of an old carpark.
On-site is also a commercial kitchen. The garden contains around 12 wicking beds, fruit trees, a very large worm farm, and compost bays.
It was established by Growing Abundance, the Hub Plot, Mount Alexander Shire Council, and Castlemaine Continuing Education.
This garden aims to grow food for use in the kitchen during workshops that teach people how to creatively cook fresh using local and seasonal ingredients.
Garden volunteers are also of course welcome to use the produce.
The Community Kitchen Garden, as a Castlemaine Community House program, welcomes all folk of all ages, abilities, levels of interest, knowledge & commitment to come by and be a part of it. This can range from rolling up your sleeves and digging through the worm patch, to a bit of light weeding or simply enjoying a warming cup of tea with gardening volunteers in a peaceful environment.
Located at 30 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, it’s a quiet garden spot hidden within the CBD of Castlemaine.
The gardening volunteers meet up every Tuesday & Friday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00pm and you are invited to join in anytime you can.