1 July 2020

Council, together with My Smart Garden and Slow Food Melbourne, is exploring and celebrating urban agricultural biodiversity in Hobsons Bay.

Council is keen to gain a better understanding of the location and type of productive gardens and spaces in Hobsons Bay and get an insight into how our local growers, cooks, botanists, and anyone else interested in any aspect of local food would like to connect.

The information collated will help Council develop further activities for the community, such as cooking and preserving workshops, community networking events, swap and share events, plant identification fact sheets and more. You could have a great idea to share that we haven’t thought of yet!

Get involved by:

  • Plot My Produce - using the map in the 'Plot My Produce' tab, plot local produce to share what’s already out there.
  • Online Survey - complete the short online survey to help us understand what skills and knowledge exist in our community and how we can support our local growers, growers-to-be, accomplished cooks, budding chefs, food lovers and nature lovers alike.
  • Learn from others - is there a fruit or nut tree in your neighbourhood that you’ve always wondered about? Take a photo, post it on the 'What's That Tree?' tab and have others in the community help by sharing their knowledge.

We invite you to take part in these activities and share your contribution by midnight, 17 July 2020.

Plot My Produce


Plot My Produce

Let us know what’s already growing in your suburb!

Plot your produce on this map and let us know what grows in your backyard, your front yard, or even your nature strip.

As more people plot the produce in their neighbourhoods, this map will start to reveal what is growing in your local area, and all over the municipality. This is a great way to gain an understanding of the breadth of our local urban agriculture and could help us to connect you with like-minded people.

Contributing to this map will also help us to identify what workshops and activities might be of most relevance to your local community. For example, if lots of people have lemon trees in Altona North, we would be more likely to host a lemon preserving workshop in that area.’

Note: when plotting produce, your username, street name and suburb will be made publicly available.

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Urban Harvest Survey

Please complete this survey to help us develop workshops and activities that will best assist our community to connect over their love of local produce.
What activities would you like to see offered? Required
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What skills or knowledge could you share?
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Hobsons Bay City Council is committed to protecting your privacy. The personal information and opinions supplied by you on this survey in regards to the Project under consultation will assist Council in keeping you involved and up to date on the project. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. You have a right to access your personal information and make corrections. If you have any queries or wish to gain access to amend your information please contact Council's Privacy Officer on 9932 1000.

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