The Ballan Community Garden was established in 2011 with a grant from the Commonwealth Government. The Ballan Community Garden is a place where you can develop new skills, further your gardening knowledge, share your knowledge with others and meet new people while helping to grow fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Situated behind the Ballan Hostel in Bradshaw Street, with access from 166 Inglis Street (the main road of Ballan), it is also a quiet, natural retreat to bring children to play or to sit, relax, reflect or read a book.
The community garden has developed a strong following and dedicated supporter base since its inception with a disability focussed Friday morning group meeting weekly to assist in the maintenance of the Community Garden. The Ballan Community Child Care Centre also attends the Community Garden weekly to learn about all the different types of fruit and vegetables, help with the up keep of our chickens and to also learn about maintaining a garden. Residents from the Ballan Aged Care Facility also play in active role in planting and picking produce as well as collecting eggs from our chickens which they then on sell to families or staff members.
The Community Garden would also not be what it is today without the dedication and support provided to it by a group of hardy volunteers known as our ‘friends of the garden’ who take turns watering the garden over summer and also participate in monthly working bees as well as doing much more outside of these times.
When & Where
Become involved by participating in the FREE monthly working bee every third Saturday of the month and reap the benefits of having fresh healthy produce at your fingertips. Or maybe you want to participate in an individual capacity? Either way, for more information or to receive our monthly newsletter please contact Jacinta Masters on 5366 7981.