Community Activities

Food Links project

Food Links is a project initiated by Castlemaine Community House, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and Newstead Community Garden to bolster community connections and gardens across our Shire. The project has received $10,000 of funding from the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR).

The main aim of Food Links is to strengthen local food security through community collaboration and education, connecting people with existing community gardens. The project seeks to:

improve food growing skills in a changing climate
increase produce supply for community food programs
strengthen links between our community gardens and community food programs
increase active involvement in community garden care.

Food Links has two aspects. The first is to support garden leaders and volunteers at a local community garden level, and then to work with them to identify local needs and priorities for each community garden (eg. education, wider community engagement, identifying local food needs, etc).

The second will be to link gardens with one another, identify shared needs and opportunities, connect food needs to gardens (eg community lunches, food banks, food relief schemes) and increase awareness of community gardens across the region.

Something you'd like to be part of? Call 54752093 or email

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Above: volunteers at Castlemaine Community House Garden; Newstead Community Garden.

World peas

Come and join others in the community garden to plant some peas, make some teepee structures to support them, and talk about the fledgling Food Links project. Details below, and RSVP by phone 54752093 or email.


Maldon's Biggest Morning Tea!

Floral fun and fundraising. A collective effort by our local community. Come along! Full details below, and bookings by phone 54752093 or email.

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Maldon Community Lunch

A two-course meal and friendly conversation for only $5 donation.
The Community Lunch will start again Wednesday 20 January, with COVID-safety measures in place.

Maldon Community Centre, Francis St Maldon

Movers & Shakers walk
Easy rambles with a socially sporty theme, taking in people, places and opportunities around town.
Friday 26 March & 28 May 2.30-5.00pm
$10 (includes afternoon tea)

Meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at 2.15pm
Phone 5475 2093 or email to book your place

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