The new Noble Park Community Garden is an initiative of Noble Park Community Centre and is strongly supported by local council and local businesses. Together with key stakeholders, Noble Park Community Centre and Urban Reforestation are seeking to define a vision for the site that will deliver an exemplar community garden for the benefit of local residents and the Noble Park Community Centre visitors. Key to the success of this project is the engagement of the local community in the design and delivery of the space, to build support and energy for the project and as a tool to assist in community building.
Here's an interesting article to read on Treehugger, http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/are-islam-and-permaculture-match-made-heaven.html. Further to a project ran in Jordan that managed to turn an arid, salty desert into fertile soil, a one hectare permaculture school farm and a 16 hectare permaculture college are now about to open.
Urban Reforestation works from a wonderful office space called Hub Melbourne. In a nutshell, Hub Melbourne is a professional member community that drives innovation through collaboration. They host co-working spaces, curate experiences and catalyse connections for diverse individuals & organisations.