History

Key Dates

June 2006 Idea of a community garden raised by local resident Sam Smith

June 21st 2007 Sod turning, sign raising

March 18th 2008 Garden officially opened

March 2009 First birthday party

August 2009 Sustainability Group formed

June 12th 2010 Launch of Moonah Memory Art Fence

November 19th 2011 Open Day, celebrating installation of solar power and other infrastructure improvements

October 2011 Beekeeping Group formed

October 2016 Open Day, celebrating completion of garden shed and renovation of the kid’s play area

March 2018 The Garden celebrates its 10th anniversary

Garden Presidents 2008-2018

August 2019 A Grant from Barwon Heads Bendigo Bank facilitated permanent connection to Barwon Water mains, and the installation of extra garden taps and an irrigation system to all fruit trees.

April 2020 The Garden is closed to the general public due to COVID-19. All groups and gatherings are banned and public facilities at the Garden closed. Plotholders still have access to individual plots, entering and using the Garden in compliance with Government health guidelines.