Healthy Hume provides a range of opportunities for people to get involved in community activities. Whether it is cooking at a community kitchen, growing vegetables at a community garden or taking part in a program at your local leisure centre, Healthy Hume has something for you.
Three community fruit and vegetable gardens have been built and are being used by local residents. A further two are currently undergoing construction will be available to the Hume community in the coming months.
Get involved in your local community garden today at the following locations:
- Meadows Primary School Educational Garden, Gerbert Street, Broadmeadows
- Roxburgh Park Homestead Community Garden Roxburgh Park Homestead, Whiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park
Craigieburn Community Garden, Hamilton Street Reserve, Craigieburn (behind the Guides Hall)
The two gardens being built will be located in Goonawarra and Westmeadows.
How do I get involved?
Simply fill out the expression of interest form online or download the Community Garden Expression of Interest form.doc (64.18 kb) and mail to Hume City Council using the address provided.
To get involved or learn more, please contact the Healthy Hume team on phone 9205 2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh Produce Gardening Workshops
Regular workshops are taking place to teach skills and knowledge to help people grow good food. Workshops cover topics such as composting, preserving food, saving seed and building ‘no dig’ garden beds. There are workshops happening each month during 2013.
View the 2013 workshops calendar.
Community kitchens are where you can learn something new in the kitchen while also getting to know people in your local area. Community kitchens are very welcoming places and are free or low cost. Get along to a kitchen near you:
- Meadow Heights
Fruit Tree Donation Program (coming in 2013)
Do you like your apples and peaches straight off the tree?
Contact the Healthy Hume team to learn more about the free fruit tree donation program in your area. You will be provided a free fruit tree and can also enrol in a workshop to learn how to maintain your new companion.