Wanna host a garden?

As part of the Get Growing stream of Get Stuffed, we're looking to share the knowledge and skills needed to produce food locally. Part of the recipe is sharing the land that we have in the Valley so that we make the most of what we have as a community.


Expressions of interest encouraged!

If you like the sound of this, why not tell us a bit more about your block of land below:

Name *
Name
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about the plot
tell us more about your patch of dirt
Where is it? *
Where is it?
enter the location of your block (NO NEED TO INCLUDE THE STREET NUMBER, just the street name is fine)
 

need a bit more info?

We are on the lookout for people who are interested in sharing the land that they own for other local people to use for food production. This could happen in a range of ways, but right now we're thinking about 2 ways it could happen.

1. The co-managed learning plot*

Your land is set up as a productive garden with the help and guidance of the Get Stuffed team, and occasionally we bring an educational workshop group onto your block to learn by working on the patch. You take responsibility for most of the management, but are entitled to take part in the workshops for free, and harvest all of the produce for your own consumption.

You may wish to contribute to the set up costs for the garden, and you may wish to donate some of the produce to the 50 Mile Farmers Market for us to sell as 'Get Stuffed' produce.

You supply the water needed to irrigate the garden plot.

 

*NOTE: the details of these garden types are yet to be finalised. At the moment we are just gathering expressions of interest

 

2. The sponsored market garden*

Your land is set up as a productive market garden for use by a local entrepreneur. The produce is shared, but the main purpose of the garden is to give a local person an opportunity to create a new food-based livelihood in the Latrobe Valley. The market gardener has access to your patch of land so they can maintain the plot and harvest the produce to be sold locally. 

You may wish to contribute to the set up costs for the garden in order to sponsor a new start-up food business.

You supply the water needed to irrigate the garden plot.