Work commenced today on FareShare’s first kitchen garden on a 3000 square-metre plot of land at Moorabbin Airport.
The FareShare Kitchen Garden will grow much-needed vegetables to provide nutritious ingredients for the 25,000 meals FareShare cooks weekly in our Abbotsford kitchen.
The vacant land next to the Australian National Aviation Museum will be transformed into scores of raised garden beds to produce a diverse range of vegetables such as pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower and capsicum.
“One of the biggest challenges we face is sourcing a constant and diverse supply of fresh vegetables,” said FareShare CEO Marcus Godinho. “Being able to plant and harvest our own will ensure our 750 regular volunteers have the necessary ingredients to cook nutritious meals for Victorians in need.
“Every week we receive requests for more food from charities. The only thing holding us back is ingredients. The FareShare Kitchen Garden at Moorabbin Airport will help us expand production to meet growing community need.”
Construction of the garden is expected to take three months and will be managed by Moorabbin Airport, the airport owner’s Goodman and a cohort of corporate donors that are offering their time, resources and funds to build the garden. The land, together with an established garden, is being generously gifted to FareShare by Moorabbin Airport Corporation and Goodman.