Merri Creek Management Committee

Common Grounds is part of Merri Creek Management Committee's commitment to environmental education. It is an extension of the Learning Grounds program. Common Grounds assists school communities in the northern metropolitan area of Melbourne who either have or intend to establish indigenous gardens in school grounds to network with each other.

School communities learn from each other as they contribute to the expansion and integrity of the flora and fauna of the Merri Creek Catchment. (Of course, no matter where you are, indigenous planting contributes to the integrity of waterways and environment.)

School communities participating in Common Grounds benefit from exploring other places and people. They are able to share their different ways of including school learning goals whilst developing indigenous gardens.

Each school has their own needs and plans. There's a lot to learn and some inspirational examples.

Common Grounds has received funding support from: The Myer Foundation,
The Ian Potter Foundation
and Whittlesea, Moreland and Darebin Councils.

Download a PDF about the Common Grounds project (large file 9Mb)

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Merri Events Calendar

25 Jun 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

01 Jul 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Planting indigenous species

02 Jul 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up – Craigieburn (Friends of Merri Creek )

02 Jul 2017;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing (Friends of Merri Creek)

05 Jul 2017;
06:30PM - 08:30PM
"Murnong Encounters" Talk

16 Jul 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
"BBB Planting" & BBQ Reservoir