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Community Garden

Garden Working Bees & Social Tea:
Fridays 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

The EcoCentre garden is a shared community garden featuring Aboriginal cultural plants, a rain garden, heritage vegetables, a propagation area, heritage fruit trees and an organic waste composting system for the local neighbourhood. The produce is shared by those who help to grow it. It is also an educational garden with a strong focus on sustainable gardening practices. 

This model has many benefits: making new friends, tuning in to the seasons and local ecology, sharing knowledge and skills, learning the latest in urban agriculture methods, leading the way in food security and eating a great variety of fresh food! Anyone can get involved but must attend a short induction as a garden volunteer. It's the perfect place for a beginner to start to learn how to grow food. "Learning by doing” is how we do it here.

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Our community garden products for the public include:

  • Pick your own baggie of organically grown leafy greens and herbs for $5
  • Seasonal heirloom seedlings from the garden
  • Seasonally available compost from our community compost bays
For more information on volunteering in the EcoCentre garden click here.  

Indigenous Gardening Club and the "Wominjeka" Garden

We have just finished our new Aboriginal Cultural Garden, the "Wominjeka" Garden. We have over 50 species, including such plants as bush tucker, medicinal, tools, art and ceremony plants used be the local people. In the midst of this garden we also have a raingarden and gathering space, where stories can be told. Help is always welcome in maintaining the garden.

Small Market Garden & Nursery

That's right, everyone can now harvest their own fresh, organically grown leafy greens and herbs! Cost $5 for a brown bag. We usually have surplus of heirloom seedlings too (gold coin donation). So come and have a look to see what we have got for you. 

For more information about anything gardening and how to get involved, contact us on

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.