FareShare has created a large kitchen garden in the heart of Melbourne on VicTrack land close to our Abbotsford kitchen.
With initial support from 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.
The kitchen garden now grows a range of vegetables on 70 beds tended by volunteers.
Due to its proximity to the FareShare kitchen, this garden is particularly valuable for growing crops with a short shelf life such as herbs. In 2020 basil, thyme, parsley, sage and oregano were grown alongside zucchini, eggplant, celery and carrots.
Volunteer shifts operate on Mondays and Wednesdays with a long waiting list for new volunteer opportunities.