Maribyrnong Edible Garden is a community garden in Melbourne's western suburbs which opened in July 2012. We have 54 raised plots constructed as wicking beds, where water is held in a reservoir under the bed and drawn up by the plants as required.
It also boasts a number of communal features:
Click here for a plan of the garden
Our Statement of Purpose
We aim to provide an edible and sustainable community garden with individual plots and community areas for fruit, herbs and facilities. It is a venue for people who are interested in food. We want to bring gardeners together in a sense of community to share and enjoy their knowledge, culture, ideas and experiences and to provide education to garden members and the wider community on sustainable gardening and related issues.
We also want to provide an edible garden for members’ children to teach them about sustainable gardening and to enable them to enjoy the produce they create.
And lastly, we want to bring nature into the lives of members by creating a central gathering place in a harmonious setting.
Annual membership & plot fees
Annual membership fees are $20 per year. You can join as a social member and not own a plot.
Annual plot fees are: large plots $120/$60 concession or small plots are $60/$30 concession.
Working bees are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-1pm. A condition of membership is that you attend 6 working bees a year. More information can be found here: Working Bees
How to Join
Contact us at email@example.com for a registration form. If there is a plot available you will be contacted immediately, or placed on a waiting list until one becomes available – although you can become a social member straight away.
Where is MEG?
The garden is on Hortense St in Maribyrnong, next to Maribyrnong Reserve. You can find a map here.
Who's who at MEG?
Jen Sloane - president
John Upsher - vice president
Peter Sibly - secretary
- committee member
- committee member
Website & Social Media
More About MEG
Plot care & maintenance
Committee meeting dates & minutes
Reimbursement request form
What to plant in October
This month the growing season starts in earnest! Follow the link to see John's planting suggestions for October
We've finally gotten around to setting up a Facebook page to share our fair garden with the wider world. Please feel free to post your own photos of MEG. You can find it here: www.facebook.com/maribyrnongediblegarden
We've also set up a members-only forum on Facebook to discuss any issues to do with our garden. So far we have only a few members so please apply to join the group and start chatting.
We're now incorporated! Officially we're known as Maribyrnong Edible Garden Inc. Our ABN is 69 122 968 146
We also have a new postal address:
PO Box 94