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.
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.
Getting here: We are located on the north-west corner of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 200m from the corner of Acland & Barkly Streets.