Green Goodness
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OUR STORY

Project GreenPlot is an initiative of Connect the Plots, a not-for-profit that operates in the Corner Inlet area of South Gippsland, Victoria. We want to help as many households as we can to grow their own fresh food and feel the satisfaction that it can bring. We also love to gather together, help each other out and share the wisdom and ways of domestic food production.

OUR MENTORS

Elizabeth Collins

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Connect the Plots Founder & 

Home Gardener

A life-long lover of gardening and homegrown cooking, Elizabeth saw the need for greater food security and social connectedness when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

 

As a natural co-ordinator and collaborator, she wants to see urban agriculture become a bigger part of our lives, where more people can enjoy not only the food but the satisfaction of being part of something that serves the community and environment.

0428 526 403

Juneen Schulz

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Manna Community Garden, Foster 

Buckley Park Community Farm,

Fish Creek

Juneen has been active in the Community Garden space for many years.

 

She coordinates Foster's Manna Community Garden and was instrumental in establishing Buckley Park Community Farm in Fish Creek, where volunteers grow larger crops for vegie box subscriptions.

A mainstay of the Prom Country Farmers Market in Foster, author of a local seasonal gardening book, a teacher of kitchen garden programs - Juneen is a wealth of gardening wisdom and tireless in her vision.

0427 809 509

Nat Oudyn

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Kitchen Garden Specialist &

Horticulturist

Nat is well known and loved by many young children in the Corner Inlet area, after teaching the kitchen garden program at Foster Primary School for some years.

If getting your children on board in the garden is your aim, Nat will have some hints for you.

She has also spent time as a horticulturist at Healesville Sanctuary, so knows her natives - which are important to attract small pest-devouring birds to your vegie patch.

 

0400 512 364

Silvia Cardona

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Deep Creek Nursery

Foster

Silvia and her partner Paul are always busy with their stall at the local Farmer's and Craft Markets, advising shoppers and busily selling their seedlings and natives.

Silvia trained in horticulture and has created her business from small home garden beginnings to opening the nursery in 2019.

Deep Creek Nursery is just a few minutes out of Foster on the Boolarra-Foster Rd and is a delight to behold. Silvia's South American heritage is a big influence in the choice of colourful tapestries that adorn the walls of the renovated dairy building that is now their store.

They are gentle folk and will be happy to advise you.

0498 615 126

GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR MENTORS FOR LOCAL FOOD GROWING ADVICE
 
TESTIMONIALS

"Fresh, locally grown produce will be a welcome addition to our food relief service for Corner Inlet and provide a healthier alternative to canned foods"

Bec Matthews, Manna Gum Community House, Foster

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STAY IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear your ideas and have you join us.

Elizabeth can be contacted on 0428 526 403

connecttheplotsgippsland@gmail.com

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Manna Gum Community House in Foster is the auspicing body for Connect the Plots and all its projects.

 

We are very grateful for their support and expertise. Just as the kitchen is so often the heart of a home, Manna Gum is a place to gather, be welcomed and be taken care of. We look forward to helping them in their work.

33 Station Road, Foster   5682 1101

We acknowledge the Bunurong and Gunaikurnai People and show our respects to the ancestors of Country and the people living today of these tribal nations. We recognise that there have been fundamental changes to their culture and will work to restore what we can. We can all honour these ancestors by caring for country and respecting the balance of nature that feeds and protects all living things.

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