This Maker Space is a living extension of the library collection and is available for members of the community to browse and share, get their hands dirty, and learn new skills. Food from the garden is also available for community members. The Garden Maker Space offers garden tools, miniature greenhouses, raised garden beds, a potting table, a portable kitchen, a mud kitchen for children, and a garden produce table. Discover how to grow, care for, and harvest plants; and learn about propagation and healthy food education.
As part of the Garden Maker Space, there is a range of programs users can participate in, including food swap, garden talks, community gardening sessions, and healthy eating workshops.
Toddler Garden Play - School Term Only (Monday 12.00pm – 12.30pm, Friday 11:00am-11:30am) Join us in the garden after storytime for some unstructured play. Investigate what’s growing in the garden, do some watering and weeding, smell or taste some produce, and have a play on the playground. Kids can mix and make new friends and adults have a chance to chat.
Science Club (every 2nd Monday 3.45pm-4.45pm) Come have some science and tech fun. Regular sessions running around seed saving, propagation and sustainability too.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden After School (second Tuesday of the month, 3.45pm-5.00pm) Explore our kitchen garden through pleasurable food education! Learn about how our food grows with hands-on gardening activities and see how it gets to the plate with some fun cooking.
Regular Activities for Adults
Community Gardening (Thursday 10.00am-11.00am) Are you looking for a garden space to call your own?
Each week you can come along to the Diamond Valley Library and meet our volunteer gardeners, share tips and ideas, make friends, and contribute to the maintenance of our sustainable community garden.
Garden Club (3rd Thursday 11.00-12.00pm) Come along to the Diamond Valley Community Garden to enjoy regular guest speakers and workshops. Meet with others who enjoy their green spaces and share valuable tips.
Food Swap (3rd Saturday 10.00am-11.00am) Bring your excess garden produce along and swap for other produce. A great way to meet others with similar garden interests or save some valuable cash.
Sustainability Book Chat (4th Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM) Learn, chat, act. Sustainable Greensborough has teamed up with YPRL to form a new book club! Read, watch and chat about issues of sustainability on our planet, and how we can grow the future we want to see.