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Gardens for Harvest

Community garden overlooking Mt Dandenong

Would you like to grow your own fresh vegetables and fruit at home and not sure where to start?
Are you already growing your own food and would like to learn more to increase your harvest?

Gardens for Harvest is a program for Knox residents. It aims to help build skills and knowledge in how to grow your own fresh fruit and veggies and how to maintain a veggie garden.

The Gardens for Harvest program is run by the Sustainable Futures team of Knox City Council.

Why grow your own fresh food at home?

  • Food harvested fresh from your garden tastes better - and it has increased nutrient levels!
  • Growing food at home reduces food waste, transport and packaging.
  • Gardening is a great hobby that keeps us active and outdoors
  • Growing your own food means you can be in charge of how your food is produced (eg chemical free)
  • Getting your kids involved in growing food for your family will help them to learn about where food comes from and assists with development of many life skills.

Join the Gardens for Harvest program today!

If you would like to join the program, please fill out our Gardens for Harvest Online Registration Form

If you require assistance with registering, please contact Knox City Council's Customer Service Team on (03) 9298 8000.

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What do Gardens for Harvest members receive?

  • A welcome kit, which includes a copy of our Gardens for Harvest guide book, 'What to Plant When' guide and local nursery guide
  • Invitations to workshops on various gardening topics
  • Access to Gardens for Harvest competitions and special offers

Need more information?

If you would like to know more information about Gardens for Harvest, please contact us on 9298 8000 or email

Is your organisation interested to get involved?

We have worked with a number of community groups, including local Community Gardens and Neighbourhood Houses to help deliver workshops and activities.

In 2017, we will continue to grow the program and get more people growing. If you would like to speak to us about how your organisation could be involved, please call Knox City Council on (03) 9298 8000 and speak to one of our Gardens for Harvest team or email

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