The Simply Living Project began in 2007 with the aim

As a Christian community we commit ourselves to exploring and engaging in issues of environmental sustainability and stewardship in our inner urban community.

The Simply Living Community Garden started in 2008.  Located in the church grounds at Port Melbourne, the garden is open 24/7.  The garden includes raised vegies beds, herbs, fruit trees, wildflower garden, community composting and a seed exchange.

Community members are welcome to share the produce and help the garden grow.

At our Simply Living activities people of all ages share and learn skills while meeting other people and caring for the earth.

Regular activities:

Free seasonal gardening activities;
Meet other people, share your gardening skills or learn new ones
Weekday gardening: Monday 1-2pm
Family gardening at playgroup: Friday 10 am – 12 noon
Community garden working bees
: 3rd Saturday of the month 10—11am
Please BYO sun protection, gardening gloves & water bottle and wear closed shoes for gardening

Community compost bays
Open 24/7 –turn your kitchen scraps and shredded paper into food for the garden and reduce landfill & emissions.  See here for what can and can’t go in the compost.

Community seed exchange
Share your excess or saved seeds or take some to grow for yourself.
See here for how the seed exchange works.

School holidays cooking & gardening
Grow & Eat, school holiday cooking and gardening activities held during the autumn, winter and spring school holidays.
– limited places, booking required

Make & Mend.
Drop in to share your sewing, knitting or crafting skills or get some help to make or mend textile-related items.  BYO project or help make useful items for our community. Sewing machines available.
Visitors also welcome to drop in for a chat & cup of tea.
1st & 3rd Wed of the month, 1.00 – 4.00pm,

Workshops, talks and more ….
When there is something special coming up, we’ll let you know here:

‘Leaflet’ garden newsletter & email updates

Subscribe to the monthly garden update, sent via email
“Leaflet” newsletter is produced seasonally.
Contact: Janet Hoare,
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