Why do I have to be a paid member to participate in FVCG activities?
The terms of our insurance policy requires you to be a formal member of FVCG in order to be covered while participating in our activities.
The modest fee that is charged for membership helps to cover the cost of our insurance policy and also rent we pay for use of Council land. The cost of insurance premium is approximately $500 p.a. and similarly rent to Council is approximately $500 p.a. Funds that we raise from donations and grants are used to build new gardens, they aren't used to pay rent & insurance.
In the future we will also need to pay for restocking of plants, mulches and tools.
Do I have to be good at gardening to join?
The easy answer is No.
Five Villages Community Garden is all about learning, socialising as a community and having fun. There are so many ways that you can be involved ranging from working bees, digging, building, management, design, education, writing the list goes on.
If there is a specific skill you would like to learn more about, ask one of the committee members about organising a potential workshop.
Check out our events calendar for upcoming working bee's and events.
Is there an age restriction to join?
Easy answer again is no.
The garden is about be inclusive and encouraging members of all different ages and backgrounds.
Are you accessible?
Not all parts of every garden are accessible but wherever possible we strive to design our gardens to be accessible.
Do you have individual garden beds available to rent?
Due to size limitations at our current gardens we are unable to have individual garden plots to rent. It is a future goal to be able to make this available.
How much does it cost for membership?
Current membership for the first year is:
$10 Family (includes children to 18 years age)
These fees will be reviewed as we mature to reflect our financial requirements and funding availability.
How do I join?
You can join by completing the form found on our website (link below) and sending your membership payment to our nominated account (this is on the form)
Fabulous! Please get in contact with us and let us know your skills and ideas.
When are you open?
We are currently open 9am to 11am Tuesdays and Saturdays. With all major works completed we will only be having organised working bees if the need arises. All general garden maintenance is intended to be carried out during our open hours.
In the spirit of reconciliation Five Villages Community Garden Inc. acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play, the Yuin People and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people.