The Green Living Map is a great way for community to connect with Wyndham’s diverse and beautifully unique natural environment and get involved with the amazing local groups running community gardens, seed sharing and markets and swaps.
Wyndham’s native flora, fauna and vegetation communities are of national and international importance including the nationally significant Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain.We have 27.4km of coastline along Port Phillip Bay for you to explore, some of which is listed on the international Ramsar Convention. We also have many wetlands, some remnant and some constructed for water treatment that provide great habitat for a variety of wildlife. Explore Wyndham’s Biodiversity Sites.
Markets & Swaps
Within Wyndham there a variety of markets and swaps which provides the opportunity to buy from local producers and artists or swap excess homemade and homegrown foods and gardening items with each other.
Sourcing locally also reduces carbon footprint, items that are sourced and consumed locally have less packaging and travel less to get to you.
Community Gardens bring people together and allow people to share gardening skills and learn new ones. They offer people a chance to grow and enjoy fresh produce even if they don’t have the space in their own homes.
Participating with community gardening activities can improve wellbeing through increased social contact, physical activity and being able to take home your own fresh organic produce.
Sharing seeds helps to build food resilience and promote sustainable gardens. Wyndham has a variety of seed libraries and seed sharing locations which stock fruits, vegetables and local plant varieties which individuals can borrow, allowing them to plant and grow their seeds at home, schools or community gardens.
Once the seeds have ripened and fully matured, seeds can be saved and returned to share with others. Growing from the seeds is a great way for children and young people to learn about the life cycle of plants and sustainable gardening.
If you know of a biodiversity site or a market & Swap, Community Garden or Seed Sharing group within Wyndham that should be on the Green Living Map email email@example.com