Celebrate Victoria's diverse multicultural traditions and nature connection at the EcoCentre's Culture & Nature Festival 2021! A series of FREE digital events will showcase diverse nature-linked customs and stories through cooking, gardening, environmental stewardship, and multilingual nature experiences from home.
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By Francisca Alliende
I moved to Australia in 2018 as an experienced landscape architect. I’ve always had a passion for plants and wanted to help people connect with the land, and also learn more about my local community and environment. A year later, I’ve found my home in Australia through the Port Phillip EcoCentre.
The EcoCentre garden is a shared community garden featuring Indigenous cultural plants, a rain garden, heritage vegetables, a propagation area, heritage fruit trees and an organic waste composting system for the local neighbourhood. The produce is shared by those who help to grow it. It is also an educational garden with a strong focus on sustainable gardening practices.
The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.