About Bedford Park Community Garden
Bedford Park Community Garden is a place of learning, living, growth and community. A green place in the heart of the Eastern suburbs designed to generate, foster and promote all things sustainable. With a quarter of an acre of green fertile land right behind the main building of the community centre and nestled in some gorgeous remnant bush we have something for everyone.
Central Ringwood Community Center, already a fantastic hub, has drawn together a group of like minded people to spearhead this amazing space. Conceived in 2015, the team have developed and grown this area into a vibrant space full of fresh air, fresh greens and fresh ideas. After nearly five years of planning and community consultation the garden itself is starting to come into its own; and what a garden it is. We have herbs, veg, fruit and lots of space to add your own. We offer classes from a range of local sustainability gurus, from bees to kombucha, DIY home cleaners and beauty products to a full 80hr Permaculture Design course... and so much more. We have worked closely with a range of local community groups and love fostering these connections so give us a buzz if you are looking for a glorious outdoor space, a speaker or just some sustainability info.
It's also a popular spot for birthday parties. Contact the Centre to book ph:98702602
Our community garden is your community garden. We want to see you wandering this green space, taking in the sights or picknicing. Talk to some of our members, grab some fresh produce or better yet, join us at one of our Wednesday Wonderers working bees or workshops and get your hands dirty. Our annual Sustainability Fair is not to be missed, our makers market is always a popular event and our permaculture course sells out well in advance so make sure to keep in touch, visit often, enjoy and get involved.
“You can spend your whole life traveling around the world searching for the Garden of Eden, or you can create it in your backyard.”
― Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Permaculture Design 2020
This 80-hour course covers a wide range of topics and includes site visits and some practical exercises. Throughout the course you will learn the design components to produce a high quality Permaculture Design for an area of your choosing which will be presented to the class at the end of the course.
Permaculture is so much more than gardening. It is a holistic approach to sustainable living. It’s an intentional design process that works with nature allowing for energy efficiency and abundance of yield. Over the 8 weeks of this course you will cover an extensive list of topics guided by the recognised Permaculture Elder Pete the Permie and his team of tutors.
Eastern Region Food CoOp (ERFCO)
Collections are the last Saturday of February, May, July and November from 3pm-4pm. Order your dry goods, organic veggie boxes, option to buy straw and toilet paper.
RetroSuburbia Book Club (Newcomers welcome)
First Thursday of every month. Sharing knowledge and ideas *FREE
Wednesday Wonderers (All welcome)
Tools and tables and toys provided each Wednesday from 10 am to 12pm (as of Feb 10th) for the community to spend time together tending to the garden and enjoying the wonders of nature with their families. The kids love the mud kitchen and Teepee and some tonka toys will be made available to play with on the day. Weed, water, plant, and forage together. Share gardening tips, meet new people and delight in helping the youngsters discover the wonders inthe diversity of plants and insects. Please remember to bring your own gloves and practice safe social distancing. All welcome.
Cultivating plants and friendships since 2018.
See the Bedford Park Garden Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/BedfordParkCommunityGarden
For all bookings please phone 9870 2602 or enrol online.