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'Pick Some, Leave Some' Growing Food in Public Space

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Ever wondered about growing food on public land? Unsure of where to start or what to consider?

This workshop is for you!

Come and visit one of Yarra City Council’s trial projects ‘Small Communal Growing Space’ and learn about the benefits and experiences of growing food for your local community.

This workshop will be run by the Michela Renders the Urban Agriculture Project Officer for Yarra City Council and will cover:

  • A short site tour of the plantings and infrastructure (planter boxes)
  • Benefits of growing food in public space
  • A brief history of the project and how the group organise themselves
  • What to think about when selecting a site, getting permission, preparing the soil, maintaining the garden and choosing the right edible plants for sharing with neighbours, friends and passersby.

This workshop is part of Yarra City Councils’ Urban Agriculture Month celebrations, it will be held twice (repeated), once at each ‘Small Communal Growing Space’, so choose the location suited to you. 

This event will be held outside onsite, so please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. Spaces are limited, so if you cannot make it, please let us know so we can make the ticket available to others.


Please note that this is an event for Naarm/Melbourne gardeners only. If you live outside this area, please contact your council to find out what free sustainable gardening events are available locally. 

If you have any access or support questions or requirements in order to participate fully (eg. interpreter), please let us know at least two weeks prior to the event and we will be pleased to assist you. Photos will be taken at this event, but there is an option to opt out on the day.

This My Smart Garden event is proudly presented by Yarra City Council on the land of Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung of the Kulin nation. My Smart Garden pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledges that First Nations peoples have cared for Country sustainably for tens of thousands of years. 

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