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Tecoma Community Garden

Address:  5 Campbell Street Tecoma (behind Sherbrooke Cottage).

Model: Individual plots paid for annually by garden members/plot holders.

The garden sits on half an acre of land owned by Yarra Ranges Council.  It is divided into 18 plots (each approximately 8×4 meters). Garden members pay a one-off joining fee and an annual fee for a full or half plot.

There is also a shared orchard, general flower garden/pollinator areas and a compost bin system which is managed by all plot holders.  The garden is run on a non-chemical basis.

A food share cupboard has recently been added and surplus food is also delivered by individual members to Food is Free Tecoma.

The garden was established in 1983. Garden members have either insufficient space or sunlight in their home gardens for adequate food production for their needs.

A signed Lease Agreement is currently in place with Yarra Ranges Council.  Day to day management of the garden is overseen by a Committee consisting of current garden members.

Garden Opening Times: The garden is open when any garden member is present, which can be anytime during daylight hours.  Children are welcome and encouraged to come to the garden with their family member/s.

Other Activities: Working bees are held on the last weekend of each month on alternating Saturdays and Sundays, 9.30-12.00pm followed by a shared morning tea. Other social activities eg end of year celebration are also held.

New Members: There are usually some vacant plots available for new members.

For further information and requests for plots: contact Ros on 0457297115 or Raffy on 0418533972

More information to come.

Location: Behind Sherbrooke Cottage 5 Campbell St Tecoma 3160




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