FareShare has created a large kitchen garden in the heart of Melbourne on VicTrack land close to our Abbotsford kitchen.
With initial support fromf RACV and Gandel Philanthropy, FareShare has transformed a former dumping ground between Victoria Park railway station and Victoria Park oval, into a productive urban vegetable patch.
Established on VicTrack land with assistance from 3000acres, the kitchen garden now grows a range of vegetables on 70 beds tended by volunteers.
The crops grown including zucchini, turnips, carrots, parsnips and leeks have been put to good use in the FareShare kitchen. A trial planting of sweet potato varieties produced a bumper crop in 2017 and has now become a staple.
Volunteer shifts operate on Mondays and Wednesdays.