Go & Grow Gardens
Go & Grow Garden Beds are portable water efficient hardwood garden boxes built incorporating wicking bed principles and using recycled materials. The boxes are 120cm long by 50cm wide and 70 cm high. They have a 80 litre water reservoir in the base and are fully lined, insulated and utilise a recycled natural fibre wick system. Sizing and specifications may vary slightly depending on the source of recycled material.
We service the Bendigo region, please call Sara for more information 0466566156
Background and Further information
In its start-up phase, the social enterprise Go and Grow Gardens attracted an ING Dreamstarter pledge of $7,800 and then ran a successful crowd funding campaign which ran until mid-December 2014.
The production and sale of portable water efficient veggie beds, in partnership with the Eaglehawk Recycle Shop, resulted in approximately 100 portable garden beds being placed within the community during 2015.
In 2016 the Go and Grow Collaboration moved to hardwood box construction with Feiss Furniture as collaborators and was awarded a $2900 ING Grant for Growth to purchase moving equipment to support delivery of boxes and truck hire to support the Bendigo Regional Food Alliance “Edible Oasis” project. This project will see 12 boxes placed in public spaces around Bendigo during 2017.
The design of the wicking beds makes them easy to maintain, they are at a comfortable working height.
Wicking beds conserve water and the raised format make gardening easier for people with limited mobility. They are also a good choice for renters and those in short-term accommodation because you can take your garden with you if you move.
The Go and Grow Gardens enterprise is delivering social, environmental and economic benefits to the Bendigo community.
Visit the Go & Grow Gardens Facebook page for regular updates on our activitiesShare