Community Food Forest

Transition Town VincentCommunity gardens, Composting, Food, Permaculture, Waste and consumption, Water

The community food forest had two initial plantings in June and July 2023 involving about 20 volunteers.

The City of Vincent have been strong supporters of the project donating:

  • About 680 square metres of land
  • A $2,000 environmental grant which was used to purchase about 30 fruit trees and a water tank
  • A colourbond shed
  • FOGO compost and a grant to purchase and trial biochar
  • Bore water for the water tank
  • Mulch

Tools such as wheelbarrows, containers for mixing the compost and biochar, mattocks and shovels etc were provided by the nearby TTV Tools n Things library.

The project has also highlighted the role of FOGO compost and biochar in improving the water holding capacity of the soil and overall soil health. This has enabled the plants to survive a record long dry and hot period from November 2023 to May 2024.

See our project resources page for further reports, guidelines and photos.