Camperdown Community Garden
Grow, Share, Learn, Connect
Benefits of belonging to the community garden
– Grow your own flowers and vegetables in a supported community space
– Meet fellow gardeners, share experiences, insights, gardening tips and tricks, and learn from one another
– Have access to garden equipment and tools in the garden shed (The code for the combination lock is provided upon membership payment/confirmation)
– Use free pea straw mulch provided by Camperdown Community House for use by members on their community garden plot/s at least once a year. Seedlings or seeds are occasionally provided as well
– Attend community garden workshops either free of charge when possible, or at a discounted rate. (Members are invited to all community garden activities and have top priority for workshop/events if places are limited. Workshop fees are determined on a case by case basis and communicated to members ahead of time)
– Access to and participation in Camperdown & District Gardening Swap and Share group
Did you know?
– Being a part of a community garden has been proven to help relieve stress and increase sense of wellness, can improve overall physical health, and provides opportunities to make connections and increase our sense of community and belonging
– All proceeds received from annual membership payments, and any donations and fundraising received for the garden are used for the garden (water, maintenance, equipment etc.)
– Members are eligible to join the garden steering group
– Members can apply to be caretakers of community access plots
– Garden equipment and infrastructure is maintained by Camperdown Community House and Camperdown Men’s Shed when required
– Community Garden Land Lease (Corangamite Shire) is paid for by Camperdown Community House on behalf of members on an annual basis.
This is a single payment made at the beginning of the financial year or when a membership application is received.
Membership payments are used for the operation of the community garden, including maintenance of infrastructure, purchase of equipment, provision of pea straw, compost etc.
Annual Membership applies to:
– People applying for an individual plot lease
– People who want to support the community garden
Individual plot leases
– The individual plot lease is an annual fee for the lease of an individual garden plot/s, and is additional to the annual membership. It is payable by any individual, community group or organisation leasing a plot. Leaseholders must reapply at the beginning of each financial year to renew their plot lease
– New plot leases are subject to the availability of plots at the time of application. If there are no plots available, applicants are placed on a waiting list and notified when a plot becomes available.
Camperdown & District Gardening Swap and Share
- Take what you need, leave what you can.
- Please ensure you LABEL goods so everyone knows what to expect.
- Pens and plant sticks are at stall to ensure all items are identified.
- Please do not leave plants, cuttings and seeds unmarked.
- All cuttings label and place in water with buckets supplied.
- Seeds labelled place in seed bin, then secure lid.
- Post an image to this group or write a description of any gifts you have either shared or taken. eg” I have left two dozen cherry tomatoes”
Respecting the stall like your own pantry is vital to its ongoing success:
You can get involved by contacting the Camperdown Community House on 03 5593 1403.
The Camperdown Community Garden is supported by:
Camperdown Men’s Shed
Camperdown Garden Club
FRRR Gardiner Dairy Foundation: In 2018 FRRR Gardiner Dairy Foundation provided funding for our Community Garden Infrastructure Improvement project. This project resulted in a number of new and exciting developments for the garden.