For over 10 years the Jane Street Community Garden has been an integral part of the local community in vibrant West End. The inner city oasis has over 200 different varieties of edible plants, including salad greens, vegetables, herbs, fruit and butterfly and insect attracting plants. The gardens are divided into communal growing areas, demonstration sites and individually rented plots (check out the Garden Plan for more details).
There are many different ways to get involved at the gardens including becoming a Casual Worker, Garden Member, Supporting Garden Member, Plot Holder, Sponsor or Partner depending on your time availability and interests.
Alternatively you can sponsor a native bee high. Australia has over 1,500 native bees species, and their nests are often destroyed. The bees play an important role in the eco system and are effective pollinators of many native plants. Therefore they are integral to food security, in particular with the threats of honey bees. They also run regular low costs garden and sustainability workshops. They always recommend booking in early as spaces can fill fast. Click here to go to their Facebook page to keep in touch with what they have coming up and how you can get involved.