Our kitchen garden program reached a major milestone today with the first vegetables going into the ground at Abbotsford.
In less than two months a small group of committed volunteers have transformed a large waste ground on VicTrack land into a sizeable vegetable garden.
FareShare Kitchen Garden, Abbotsford, supported by RACV, will grow a range of vegetables to supply Australia’s largest charity kitchen with fresh produce. The first seedlings planted were 100 zucchini, kindly propagated for FareShare by Burnley campus, University of Melbourne.
Led by kitchen garden manager Susie Scott, our volunteers have created more than 50 beds, shifted 450 cubic metres of soil, spread 90 cubic metres of woodchips and two giant bales of lucerne.
The disused site has been reconnected to water and will soon become an urban oasis growing a range of root vegetables. All vegetables harvested will be sent to FareShare’s kitchen where volunteers cook 5,000 meals every day for the hungry, homeless and those doing it tough.