Growing food and connecting community

BNH Community Garden

The BNH Community Garden is a small but highly productive space at the back of the De Carle St venue. The garden is managed by volunteers, who grow a range of fruit and vegetables to supplement our community lunches and food/cooking programs. The space also provides an opportunity for the general community, and participants in our inclusive programs, to learn about gardening and get involved in a communal activity.

Created in 2017 during a project run in partnership with Max Employment, the community garden consists of five raised beds, a composting system, and multiple worm farms.

If you love gardening, consider joining our group of volunteers who care for and run this space. While gardening knowledge is appreciated, it is not essential – what matters is your enthusiasm and commitment.

For further enquires, either about volunteering or taking part in the gardening workshops that run across the year, please call 9386 9418.

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Warr Park Food Forest

The Warr Park Food Forest was created in 2019 with funds received through the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project community grants initiative.

Led by Brunswick Neighbourhood House and supported by Moreland City Council, the Food Forest is a community project for everyone to enjoy. Included in the layout is a children’s natural play area and three large wicking beds where seasonal leafy greens and herbs are grown on regular rotation.

Trees in the forest area include guava, mulberry, lemon, fig and plum. Alpine strawberries and aromatic herbs line the paths.

The Food Forest site demonstrates urban agriculture, while bringing the community together with a sense of shared responsibility and providing opportunity for courses and other educational activities connected to the Neighbourhood House. 

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If you have any enquiries regarding the food forest, please call 9386 9418.