Millieu Property were seeking a partner to help bring life to a vacant block in Brunswick and open it up for public engagement through a community garden and regular urban food related workshops while the site awaits planning approval.
3000acres engaged with local residents through letter-drops, promotion in public spaces and a lively social media campaign to build a community of gardeners for the new site. The response was enthusiastic and individual garden plots were quickly adopted, while communal plots have been planted to allow garden members, visitors and volunteers to enjoy the harvest together.
In an area of increasing urban density this temporary garden has been an opportunity for many of the gardeners to learn essential tricks for successful small space food growing. Interactions between the members have been positive and dynamic, with more experienced growers sharing their skills with others.
3000acres is delivering a series of workshops and monthly open sessions at the garden to help maximise the potential for local residents to be involved.