Today we officially opened the Community Garden at Rowville Uniting Church. The partnership between Share Space Inc and the church has seen two amazing community spaces come to life, the Sanctuary and now the Community Garden. Both spaces bringing locals together.
Huge thank you to Marcia Timmers-Leitch – Mayor Knox City Council for officially opening the garden and taking the time to come and chat to our locals. We hope you can revisit when the garden is an abundance of fresh produce.
We had a great turn out, better than we expected. Lucky I over catered and had plenty of snags! Thank you to everyone involved today. Way too many to name individually. Big shout out to Bryan Dye, Mark Wu & Jacquie for cooking the bbq. Thank you to Linda-Marie for manning the food table. Thank you to everyone that pitched in and made today happen.
I would like to say a special thank you to Sam Hastings, Rachel Hastings, Gabby and their sons. They are the ones that got the garden foundation done and then coordinated the rest of the build.
Thank you to the Hands On Learning students from Rowville Secondary College for building the garden beds and all the work to get them to the stage they are at today. Without your amazing work, it wouldn’t have happened. I absolutely love the HOL program and I would like to thank their teachers Jessica Louise Harris and Mike for making it happen.
Thank you to the church for partnering with the Share Space and giving up the amazing space the garden sits on.
Thank you to Tiberiuz Walker for singing today, absolutely beautiful voice!
Thank you to Ronnie Schapel for speaking on behalf of the Share Space, amazing as always.
Thank you to the below businesses and locals (& doggos) for sponsoring a garden bed at $150 each. They will each get a plaque on their garden bed. We are so grateful to you all. We have 6-7 garden beds still available as we ended up with more ibc’s. If you’d like to sponsor a bed, please contact me at
Garden Bed Sponsors:
*Shelton Plumbing
*Basil the Dalmatian
*Pawfection dog grooming
*Scoresby Child Care
*Buddy & Coco
*Reeve Family
*Jimcar Pty Ltd
Thank you to the below for everything they have contributed to the garden.
*See me for everything (signage/plaques)
*Bunnings Scoresby (garden beds)
*Lois O’Brien (2x ibc’s and lemon tree)
*Hands On Learning students (construction of gardens)
*Remedy Drinks (4x ibc’s)
*MRC Electrics (electrical work for water tank)
*Shelton Plumbing (plumbing work for water tank)
*Lazzaro Concrete Works (Cement base for tank)
*Kathryn Portelli (1x ibc)
*Anonymous sausage sizzle donation
*DLS Civil Group (machinery/trucks)
*Gracie & Karen (Bunnings/garden beds)
*Thank you to everyone for the donation of seeds, seedlings and plants
*Bakers Delight Stud Park (Cosmo Iscaro) for the bread for the bbq.
I sincerely apologise if I’ve missed anyone.
I am pretty proud of the garden and how it will ring locals together 💖
The garden is open to everyone to plant, upkeep and take produce. Please feel free to visit the garden. If you have seeds, seedlings or plants, you are welcome to drop them inside the fence on the path or plant them 🌱🍃