Nanette Cuming

About Nanette Cuming

Nanette Cuming first career as a nurse both at home and abroad was followed by raising four children which kept her fully occupied for next 10 years. During this time she developed an interest in horticulture and attended night classes at Burnley Horticulture College. A passionate interest in Australian plants led to a specialist native plant nursery in Melbourne, then 10 years later Nanette set up an Australian native cut flower farm on 12 acres on the Mornington Peninsula, selling mainly to overseas markets. After 10 years this gave way to local community work and the birth of the Crib Point Community Garden in 2006.

Crib Point Community Garden

Crib Point is a small town on Western Port Bay on the Mornington Peninsula. It is mainly known for its naval base, HMAS Cerberus, but since 2006 it can also claim a thriving community garden. In that year a small group of local people was granted permission by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to establish a garden on part of the old school playground adjacent to the Crib Point Community House which was the original primary school for the town. Continue reading