South Melbourne Commons: Get Involved
Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on May 4th, 2010
Source: Friends of the Earth Melbourne
In 2010, FoE Melbourne commenced the development of the first Eco Market style operation in South Melbourne. South Melbourne Commons will become a new community hub that reconnects people back to a sense of place and belonging. The site will feature, a cafe, food cooperative, grocery store & deli with a weekly Saturday Eco Market operation starting later in the year. Weekly workshops and community activities will be a common occurrence.
There has been some fantastic progress made at so far, and they are now really scaling up the volunteer effort with Working Bees every Friday and alternating Saturday and Sundays. Help build this new community hub in South Melbourne.
A range of opportunities exist to help:
- All volunteers get a tour of the site with heritage listed features and a briefing about the South Melbourne Commons.
– Under the supervision of skilled tradespeople, help prepare the site for development – sand, paint, lift flooring, move furniture, prepare the garden beds, cut the hedges back, join the gardening team
– Cook the BBQ
– Join us for a yummy lunch & relaxing cold drink at the end of the day.
– A range of other tasks and activities can be discussed.
Location: Corner of Bank and Montague St, South Melbourne
Learn More: www.melbourne.foe.org.au/?q=smc
@foe.org.au or call Marty 0403 440 996 to learn more and get involved.