Highbury Common

An initiative of Kew Baptist Church to create a space for the local community to connect; a fantastic playground for kids, veggie gardens, and coffee too!

Imagine a Space that Creates the Possibilities of…

–  a town square or village green.
– a sanctuary for children to play and parents to rest.
– fresh vegetables and herbs grown for the local community to enjoy.
– a local composting hub that encourages sustainable ways for the immediate local community to reduce landfill and produce good organic compost.

Check out Highbury Common on Facebook or Instagram for more information. And if you’re interested in hiring out the space (e.g. for a children’s party), you can find more details here.

Stage 1 (October 2016)
– replace old built in BBQ’s with new ones and add a portable 6 burner BBQ for flexibility and bigger events.                                         
– build 3 raised vegetable/herb beds.
– install new playground equipment.
Cost: $10,000 ($5000 obtained from Fed Gov Grant and $5000  raised by KBC)

Stage 2 (Early 2017)
– community composting scheme for local residents and organic waste from Kew Student Res.
– enhanced gardens, compost beds, tools, advertising and management committee formed.
Cost $9000 ($9000 Grant obtained from Boroondara Council)

Get involved

If you live locally and want to get in on sustainability in Kew by turning your organic waste into rich food for gardens, then check out the Worm Farm Guide, print it out and stick it on the fridge, and bring your bucket of things down on Saturday mornings.

We also have a RedGum GX200 Chipper which can turn branches up to 75mm diameter  and leaves, twigs and bushes into organic mulch for your garden. Bring them on down and we can help you make some mulch.