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.
Connect the Plots Founder &
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
Manna Community Garden, Foster
Buckley Park Community Farm,
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
Kitchen Garden Specialist &
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
Deep Creek Nursery
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
"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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