The urban farm at Melbourne Food Hub is growing each day now, with a team of dedicated volunteers helping to transform an old tip site into a thriving, productive community farm.
We’ve recently finished building 12 large wicking beds with the help of Reservoir High School VCAL students and volunteers, which have been planted out with a wide array of winter vegetables like spring onions, broccoli, kale, silverbeet, beetroot, tatsoi and lettuces, as well as a series of large compost bays.
The veggies that are growing at the moment are being donated to Darebin Information Volunteer Resource Service for their emergency food relief program, so people in the community facing food insecurity can access fresh, healthy and free food.
We will soon be planting fruit trees, berries and grape vines, as well as other perennials like rhubarb and asparagus that will hopefully provide plenty of harvests over the coming years.
Over the next couple of months, we will be building an outdoor classroom with educational resources to teach students about sustainable urban farming and climate-smart gardening and will be developing a larger market garden area on the farm to expand our growing space.
We have regular working bees on the farm and many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, so please get in touch to register your interest.
Also stay tuned for veggie boxes that we will be selling in the coming weeks of fresh, local and organic produce grown in the heart of Alphington!