Community Gardens

Council's Community Gardens are a space where local people of different ages, backgrounds and abilities are welcome. The community gardens are a space that promotes health, wellbeing, sustainability and friendships allowing people to come together to grow fruit and vegetables. 

Garden management

Council supports the planning, development, and management of four community gardens. We support the long-term success of community gardens by: 

Providing information and advice

Council provides information, connections, knowledge, and resources to help the community develop, operate, and get involved.

Fostering skills building

Council supports training to build the skills, knowledge and networks of community garden groups and volunteers through a variety of programs and initiatives including the EnviroChamps program and community garden open days.

Identifying partnerships

Council assists with the connection of interested and community members, community groups and businesses with community gardens to activate the spaces.

Supporting funding opportunities

Council shares information on funding and fundraising opportunities to support the sustainability of each of the Community Gardens.

Promoting a safe and inclusive environment

Council facilitates an active and inclusive environment for all. We support diversity within the gardens, by promoting the gardens through multiple communication channels. The community gardens accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.

Hume Community Garden locations

 

Become a member

A limited number of plots are available at each garden. At times of high demand priority will be given to applicants who live closest to the garden, have been on the waitlist the longest, have limited garden space and/or low-income earners.
 
Fill out the Expression of Interest form and send to communitygardens@hume.vic.gov.au or post to Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas, VIC, 3047, addressed to C/O Community Gardens Program, Community Strengthening Department.
 
For further information regarding how you can become a member of a community garden please contact the Community Development Officer on 9205 2533 or email communitygardens@hume.vic.gov.au

Important information and forms:

Expression of Interest form

Rights and responsibilities for garden users

Community Gardens User Agreement

Community Gardens COVIDSafe Plan