Fairfield Food Forest
Fairfield Food Forest is a permaculture garden growing a wide variety of small trees, berry shrubs, herbs and more. See what growing here.
Location: Porter Park, on Thurlow Rd between Kipling & Durban Streets.
A passionate group of dedicated residents brought Fairfield Food Forest, our first community garden, into being in 2013.
Seedlings Available June 10th- register now
We are excited to partner with the City’s Get Growing, Victoria! seedling program to help distribute over 75,000 vegetables and herb seedlings to communities, with a priority of supporting folks who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
What is being grown? This program will provide a selection of the top 17 vegetable and herb starts for easy growing by the novice gardener, and suitable for a variety of locations, such as garden beds in yards or container gardening on decks and balconies.
The selection includes a variety of cucumbers, zucchini, squash, cabbage, broccoli, cabbage, mustard greens, chard, kale, tomatoes, parsley and lettuce.
Who is eligible to receive plants? The program aims to support communities that want to grow food at home, but that may be facing barriers to access to food plants and garden materials or who are facing barriers to access fresh, locally grown food. This program supports communities that include, but are not limited to, those who have experienced loss of work due to COVID-19, indigenous communities, immunocompromised, people living with a disability, seniors, at-risk youth, families in need, and/or people who self-identify as food insecure.
Here is what we need from you if you would like to receive plants:
1) If you identify as eligible please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) If you are not eligible but would like plants, you can come between 1-3om. Please be prepared to line up in a similar manner to the Moss Street Market. Bring your own flats or something to carry plants in. Please email us at email@example.com if you’re hoping to pick up so we can have a sense of the number of participants.
4) If you would like to volunteer to help us on June 10th with the distribution, please email. If you can help from home by labeling popsicle sticks for the plants, please get in touch for a labeling package.
Upcoming work parties are cancelled
If you are interested in working independently with your own tools, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are looking for creative ways to stay involved in the Fairfield Food Forest until there is a work plan in place, you could plant a few seedlings in your home to pop in the Food Forest once we’ve set up temporary annual beds. From there, we can share this spring & summer. See updates The Food Forest Facebook Page.
Facebook: Fairfield Community Gardens https://www.facebook.com/groups/839239216195711/
Please contact the group of you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions or concerns.