The area between Jewell and Brunswick Railway Stations has huge potential. On the west side of the train line there are large area perfect for community orchards, vegetables and shade trees.

Planting began on the west side of the train station in the 1990's by Jo Connellan and friends and is now a forest away from forest. On the east side there is also enough land for shade trees to cover the bike path.  Planting begun 2016 by Tamar Hopkins and friends in the space opposite Acustico's Cafe.

This beautiful Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum) will start creating shade in a couple of years.  

This beautiful Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum) will start creating shade in a couple of years.

 


Sunday 6 August 2017
Upfield Urban foresters came together for another watering, weeding and mulching session. It was wonderful to see so many old and new, young and old foresters coming together for such an event. This space is really coming along and it's going to look even more magic in 5 years. Well done, team.

On 2 July 2017 a group of Upfield Urban Foresters spent a couple of hours planting ground cover, mulching and weeding.  Here are a few pictures of them at work:

Street Art

The street art in this area has been described by the Frugal Frolicker as containing some of the best in Melbourne.  Well.... more please.

BiKE Shops And Cafes

How good is it to have a bike shop and cafe on the bike track!  Acustico cafe is totally worth checking out. Samson and Mr Jetovitch are on either side of the train station on the bike path.

 

Bike shop on the bike path near Jewell Station

Bike shop on the bike path near Jewell Station

Jewell Station West-side

Jo Connellan and others have been involved for some decades planting the west-side of Jewell Station.  This is an enchanting area and it's hard to believe that this kind of habitat thrives in such an urban setting as Jewell Station.  The trees are beginning to take on an almost wild feel and gives a great inspiration to creating an urban forest for the rest of the Upfield Line!

 

Vege-Boxes outside Jewell

3000acres got these vege-boxes going. Get involved/find out more by contacting them through their website    

3000acres got these vege-boxes going. Get involved/find out more by contacting them through their website