The Moama Community Garden is located behind the Moama Seniors Community Centre, Martin Street, Moama.
Getting involved in the Moama Community Garden can be a very rewarding experience. It’s a great way to meet new people, garden and bring home delicious fresh produce. You can grow your own nutritious food and enjoying the company of likeminded community members, all while enjoying the great outdoors.
The Murray Shire has a role as the landowner and is committed to supporting the sustainabilty of the Moama Community Garden.
Whilst most backyards in Echuca Moama are large enough to provide space to accommodate individual vegetable gardens, people love the notion of Community Gardens, as they become a place for meeting people, exchanging ideas, helping others and collectively growing delicious fruit, vegetables and herbs.
A Community Garden is a shared place where people of all ages, experience and abilities come together in a supportive community context to experience the reward of gardening and have access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables.
Community Gardens are places for learning about plants, food, soil, compost, using water responsibly and about each other.
Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits. Community Gardens play an important role in the wellbeing of many people who would otherwise be denied the chance to till the soil and enjoy the health and nutritional benefits of fresh homegrown produce. There are obvious economic, social, educational and environmental benefits to participants and the community at large. A Community Garden can help improve food security for participants by increasing their physical and economic access to adequate amounts of healthy foods.
Other benefits include:
- Easy and affordable access to fresh fruit and vegetables
- Healthy outdoor exercise
- Meeting and making friends with people in your community
- Learning new skills and sharing knowledge
- Improving local environment, by increasing biodiversity and decreasing carbon foot print
- Relaxation and reduced stress levels
- Developing a sense of community through participation in a common project.