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Community takes control of garden

28 Jun 2011

Urban Reforestation has facilitated a “growing committee” and is passing responsibility for its Victoria Harbour garden to the Docklands community.

According to spokesperson Gabriela Ramos, the committee comprises enthusiastic Docklanders, an RMIT Centre for Design member and representatives from the Melbourne City School and Gowrie Victoria.

Urban Reforestation’s garden at Water Plaza is on the move to a temporary site at the northern end of Merchant St.  A permanent site has been allocated and implementation planning is underway.

“For the last couple of years we’ve seen the garden thrive and the Docklands community come together in the space,” she said.

“The ultimate goal of the committee is to cultivate a sustainable community. People are up for the challenge of taking actions that will benefit them in the short term and will also make a difference for our future.”

If you are interested to join the committee and garden activities contact the group’s community engagement manager Corinne via (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“Bit by bit the plants in the garden have grown, as well as the number of people interested and involved in Urban Reforestation,” Ms Ramos said.

“We’ve realised that there is a potential for improving the fruits of the garden even more, so we have formed a community committee to co-ordinate activities, run programs and events.”

Ms Ramos said the space represented a great opportunity to build a stronger and more sustainable community.

“The garden has something to give to everyone. We want for all parties involved to make the most out of the flowers, fruits and vegies but, most of all, the relationships that are cultivated in here,” she said.

“A Docklands childcare centre, a school in the city, residents, sustainability designers and volunteers can see this potential and are part of the garden’s growing committee.”

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