The FareShare Kitchen Garden got an extra green boost in April when five Citywide horticulturists spent the day planting over 1000 indigenous plants and building sustainable compost boxes. Andy, Rhys and Michael from Citywide’s Whittlesea crew spent the sunny Autumn day planting and sharing their knowledge with the FareShare volunteers.
Sean and Johnie from Citywide’s Port Phillip crew were out early building six compost bins which will be used to compost food scraps from FareShare’s Abbotsford kitchen and green waste from the garden. This will give the garden the essential nutrients it needs while ensuring less waste goes to landfill!
FareShare’s Kitchen Garden is located in Abbotsford on donated Vic Track land and sits directly across from Victoria Park train station. Membership body RACV are the major sponsor of the garden along with several other businesses, including Citywide, and we couldn’t be prouder to be involved with this fantastic initiative by FareShare.
The disused space has seen a huge change over the last few months as new produce has greened up the area and already yielded 13kg of zucchini and 36kg of turnip tops which went straight to the chopping board!
Citywide have partnered with FareShare in 2016 to put our best capabilities in waste management and open space to use in supporting this incredible organisation. In 2015 FareShare made over 1 million meals for Victoria’s most disadvantaged.
If you are interested in volunteering at FareShare’s Kitchen Garden in Abbotsford sign up at www.fareshare.net.au or find out more about Citywide’s involvement with FareShare.