The Good Seeds have visited a number of community gardens across Melbourne to gather inspiration and ideas. We have had several visits to Veg Out in St Kilda.
Veg Out is an organic, chemical free garden run by volunteers. Formerly a lawn bowling green, the land Veg Out is situated on is administered by the local council for the State of Victoria. They have over 140 plots, where members, friends, families and community groups enjoy getting their hands into the soil. Many have little or no gardening experience, but they soon learn as advice, seedlings and friendships are readily shared.
The president of Veg Out has been providing advice and encouragement to the Good Seeds over the last few months. We will be taking Maribyrnong Councillors to Veg Out for another visit soon to show them what amazing potential community gardens have, given the right location and support.