Beth Weizmann sowing the seeds of a community garden

July 3, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Work has commenced on Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre Community Garden.

The Garden, designed in conjunction with a professional landscape architect, will provide the opportunity for organisations or individual members of the community to apply for the right to one of the 14 raised garden beds to grow their own vegetables and fruit and to make connections with their fellow gardeners and the community in general.

This project was conceived by BWJCC chair Sam Tatarka and is generously supported by the Jakob Frenkiel Charitable Foundation with additional financial assistance from the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project which enables communities to nominate what they think will make their communities an even better place to live.

Access Inc, has expressed interest in using the Garden to teach their clients skills in growing their own food which will then be used in cooking classes in the Kook Kosher Kitchen another project at the BWJCC proudly supported by the Frenkiel Foundation.

Bnai Brith who recently moved into the BWJCC and in particular their Environment Group is also very much engaged with the Garden

The project will be invaluable for all members of the community who wish to use the garden as a sanctuary to develop skills, relax and, improve mental and physical health.

Construction began with the completion expected to be around 19 July 2019.

There will be 14 individual raised garden beds available to the general public or community organisations for a nominal annual fee.  Demand for the available beds is expected to exceed supply and expressions of interest will be sought toward the end of July.

Inquiries may be directed to Special Projects and Grants Director, Daniella Gozlan at


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