A Brooklyn community garden is about to sprout and people are being invited to share their ideas for its growth.

Project manager Verana Hunter-Raye said the idea started from a group of women who came up with the ‘3012 Community Interactive Green Space’ initiative.

“That was because the Altona North and Brooklyn areas are one of the highest low-socioeconomic and disadvantaged areas in the west,” she said.

“And also for food security and sustainability – just making sure that people have a place where they can grow some healthy food.

“Also, it’s a place for socialising and for increased community wellbeing.”

A gathering earlier this month was aimed at getting some of the plants planted and getting some feedback from the community about how they’d like to see the area developed.

The project is supported by Hobsons Bay council and Walker Close Community Centre in Altona North, and has received a donation from Bunnings.

A meeting will be held at Brooklyn Community Hall in Cypress Avenue on Sunday, June 9 from 1-4pm.

For more information contact 3012cigs@gmail.com or 0431 412 446.