About MUC Garden

We aim to 

  • grow food as sustainably and organically as possible
  • inspire people to grow their own food
  • provide a place for learning about healthy food
  • show an alternative to how public space can be used
  • create a strong sense of community here at Melbourne University

How We Work

The garden is run by a committee of Garden Co-ordinators, which has meetings from time to time to make important decisions.  We also have two Garden Facilitators, whose jobs are to ensure that we have everything required for the working bees and that the garden is well cared for, even over the holidays.  We run weekly workshops and working bees that anyone can come along to, occasionally throw events, and are happy to share the garden as a venue for events run by other clubs and societies.  We have a budget allocation from the Enviro Department with which to develop the garden and the community around it.

We don’t want money!  But there are some things we would love to have donated, and at the moment we need:

  • Seeds or propagules of interesting veggies, native Australian edible plants, herbs or companion plants
  • Stale old beer (you know, that VB that’s been sitting around in the shed since your 18th) to put in our slug traps 
  • Egg shells – if you work nearby and have an abundance you would like us to take off your hands, please get in contact.
  • Teapots!

​If you have something you would like to donate, either bring it along to a working bee or write us a message here.

About the Burnley Community Garden

This community garden was formerly run by the group ‘Horticultured’. It is now funded by the Burnley Student Association and run by anybody who wants to be involved. 

How We Work

Anyone is welcome to come along to events, which are posted on the BSA Facebook page. 

Get involved

Email BSA at [email protected] if you’d like to get involved, or follow our Facebook page to stay in the loop! 

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
Gertrude Jekyll


Horticultured photos: Lambros Alexandros

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