Welcome to our new website!

We're Down's Estate Community Project, also known as Down's Community Farm

 

We're in the exciting process of developing our community farm.

To find out more see below and on our Consultation Page

We are focusing on 5 Core Areas as we plan our next steps

Our 5 Core Areas

  • Urban Agriculture

  • Community Gathering

  • Ecosystem Regeneration

  • Farm House

  • Food Sharing & Healthy Eating
     

Urban Agriculture

Exploring sustainable agriculture, community skill building and vocational training.

Community Gathering

Celebrating, learning and creating a resilient community together.

Ecosystem Regeneration

Developing a whole site plan to work with nature.

Farm House Restoration

Creating a multi-purpose space for community members.

Food Sharing & Healthy Eating

Nourishing meals made with our shared knowledge and skills.

Our Vision

Our purpose is to foster community connection to and care for the environment and each other by establishing a community gathering and learning place at Downs Estate, Seaford.

 

Our activities include building community resilience and wellbeing, connection to local history and culture, demonstrating and teaching sustainable food production to increase local food security and actively enhancing the natural environment.

 

At all times we respect:

  • the Traditional Owners of Down’s Estate, the Boon Wurrung and Bunurong, their elders, past and present and their ongoing connection to the land

  • the natural environment surrounding and within Downs Estate

  • the challenge of rapid climate change, balancing human needs with those of the land and its flora and fauna

  • the past, present and future value of the site for the local community and visitors to Frankston City

Port Phillip Westernport Catchment Management Authority
Permatil -East Timor
Frankston Environment Friends Network
Frankston Food Access Network
 
Friends of Edithvale & Seaford Wetlands
Patterson River Secondary College
Edithvale Green Grocer
 
New Harvest Seaford
Scotsburn Nursery
 
Afri Aus Care

 
Frankston & surrounding community

Frankston City Council,
 
University of Melbourne,
 
State + Federal Governments
Belvedere Community Centre

Thank you to our Supporters & Stakeholders

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91 Old Wells Road,

Seaford 3199

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Down's Estate Seaford is on the traditional and unceded country of the Bunurong and Boon Wurrung people who we acknowledge as the traditional owners and pay respect to the elders, past, present and emerging.

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