The Tomato Project

Get involved in the Tomato Project!

The Tomato Project celebrates the humble tomato - from growing to preserving to eating.  This six month project encourages individuals, families, and groups in the City of Melton to grow their own tomatoes and to experience the joy of home grown produce.

Where our food comes from, how we prepare it and who we share meals with has a huge impact on our health, our community and our planet. We hope that once people have discovered how delicious home grown tomatoes taste and how cheap and easy they are to grow, they will be inspired to prepare more fresh food and expand their home veggie patch or pots.

How to get involved

  • Pick up your Tomato Project postcard and free tomato seeds from a local Neighbourhood House, Community Centre or Melton and Caroline Springs Civic Centres.
  • Follow the instructions on the back of the postcard or from the information below.
  • Join The Tomato Project group on Facebook to chat to fellow participants 
  • Share your growing stories and tips on our Facebook page or by emailing socialplanningprojects@melton.vic.gov.au

If you don’t have the space to grow your own tomato you can get involved in one of our community gardens at:

Record your success

Record your tomato propagation details on a record sheet(DOCX, 36KB) so that you can join in on tasting and seed saving activities at a later date. It is also good for your own future food growing endeavours to record plant varieties and habits.

 We'll be posting tips on the Healthy City of Melton Facebook page. Join our online community and ask questions and help others.

 

Events

Come and chat to us at one of these upcoming events

  • Passata making workshop with Maria
    Learn how to bottle and preserve tomatoes. Use them to make a delicious homemade tomato sauce.
    www.mygreengarden.com.au
    Saturday 2 March, 11am – 2 pm.
    Stevenson House Neighbourhood House
    10 Stevenson Crescent, Caroline Springs
    Book your place by phoning Stephenson House on 97477272.
  • Pizza Club

    Friday March 8, 6pm – 7.30 pm.

    Stevenson Neighbourhood House

    10 Stevenson Crescent, Caroline Springs

    Pizza night. We will be cooking pizzas using ingredients harvested from our garden and passata from our recent passata making workshop.
    Book your place by phoning Stephenson House on 97477272.