Environment & Gardening

Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden
Open days Wednesday and Saturday 10.30 till early afternoon. New volunteers always welcome with produce to take home after the session.
Directions to the garden: turn right at the first entrance to Ashwood High off Vannam Drive. 30 metres on right at the end of the school drive. Enquiries contact Lynda 0404 083 272 or through the ACPFG Facebook page.

Australian Plants Society, Waverley
Meets on the 3rd Thursday 8pm of every month at Wadham house, 52 Wadham Parade, Mt Waverley (at rear of Mt Waverley Library). Easy parking. Speakers attend most meetings on a range of topics pertaining to growing Australian plants, and the environment. Garden visits occur during year. Enquiries: Virginia Barnett 9803 4502

Bellbird Dell Reserve, Vermont South
Working bees 1st Sat. 10am-noon, m/tea. Dig and make friends! Check Dell noticeboard, take garden gloves, tools provided. e: info@bellbirddell.org  Ph. 9262 6333.

Box Hill Garden Club
Meets at Springfield Park Pavilion (corner Dorking and Springfield Roads), Box Hill. Third Tuesdays 10am. Guest speakers. All welcome.  Ph. Yvonne Chapman 9874 3293. e: boxhillgardenclub@gmail.com  w: www.boxhillgardenclub.org.au

Bungalook Nursery, Blackburn South
Propagate indigenous plants, prepare for distribution, join walks in local bushland and more with friendly volunteers plus social events. Open Wednesday 9:30–noon, Friday 9:30am-1pm (except for an excursion every three months – see website for dates). e: wcipp@yahoo.com.au   w: wcipp.org.au

Camberwell Morning Garden Club
Meets at Camberwell Pentanque club rms, Wakefields Gr (off Through Rd, Mel 60F4). 9:45am–noon, February to November, second Thursday of month. Varied speakers, plant stall, morning tea and great fellowship. Regular outings for members. Visitors welcome. Friendly environment and get to make new gardening friends. Phone 0413 790 051. e: cmgcvic1979@yahoo.com w: www.cmgc.net.au

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc., Blackburn
Groups hold monthly meetings at 1 Gardenia St, Blackburn. Established in 1880 to stimulate interest in our natural environment and to preserve and protect Australian flora and fauna. Special interest groups: Botany, Fauna, Fungi, Geology, Marine Research, Microscopy, Terrestrial Invertebrates. Thriving Juniors group. Visitors are welcome at meetings for small fee. Find calendar, membership form and full info about FNCV at www.fncv.org.au

Friends of South Surrey Park
909-911 Riversdale Rd, Surrey Hills. New volunteers always welcome to working bees on last Sun. and every Tues. 10am–noon. Ph. 0437 959 013. w: facebook.com/southsurreypark

Greenlink Box Hill Indigenous Plant Nursery
Indigenous plant nursery run by volunteers in nursery or parklands. Open Tues/Wed 9am–noon. Ph. 0479 121 653 (Tues/Wed) e: greenlinkboxhill@gmail.com

Lighter Footprints – Climate Action Group
Guide Hall, Faversham Road, Canterbury. All welcome. Last Wed. 7pm for 7:30–9:30pm. Help keep the planet safe. More info: 0411 115 186. w: lighterfootprints.org

Waverley Bonsai Group
3rd Tues 8pm, St Johns Church Hall, 37 Virginia St, Mt Waverley. All levels plus weekend workshops. Annual show in August. New members welcome. Ph. Bruce Wensor 9802 8529.

Waverley Garden Club, Mount Waverley
Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley. Over 300 members. Meets first Fridays of the month (except January) at 7:30 for 8pm start. Monthly guest speakers. Phone Gill Read, Secretary, on 0409 568 422. Email: info@waverleygardenclub.com

Winton Road Food Forest, Ashburton
A community-maintained food forest at Winton Road Reserve growing food organically and sustainably. Working bees held from 9–11am every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning. 38 Winton Road, Ashburton. Phone 0420 961 695. https://foodforestashy.wordpress.com/