Community Garden Guidebook Launch and SA Community Garden Network Gathering, 14th February

  • CGCoverImageOfficial launch of Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens, with special presentation by leading organic writer, grower, and educator, Tim Marshall. Copies of Growing Community available for $10.
  • Tour of the rapidly evolving Glandore Community Garden
  • Practical workshops and demonstrations.
  • News and updates from community and school gardens around Adelaide.
  • Organic afternoon tea provided.
  • All welcome!

Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens
Growing Community is a comprehensive guidebook for starting and sustaining community gardens. Together with its companion website, the booklet covers the latest evidence for the benefits of community gardening, tips for getting started, avoiding common pitfalls, sustainable and creative garden design, gardening in schools, integrating community gardens into health and community programs, and much more. Copies are available at the launch for $10. Following the launch, they will be available for $15 posted or for free download from www.canh.asn.au.

Tim Marshall

For 25 years, Tim Marshall has been at the forefront of the organic sector as a grower, writer, trainer and inspector. He writes for a number of publications including Acres Australia and Gardening Australia Magazine. Tim’s most recent book is Bug: The Ultimate Guide to Organic Pest Control.

Program outline

Arrive at Glandore Community Garden, explore and visit displays

2.15 Guided tour of Glandore Community Garden

2.30 Official launch of Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens

Delicious, organic afternoon tea, drinks, book sales

3.10 Two sessions of concurrent workshops and presentations, including innovative worm farm systems and organic pest management.

4.20 SA Community and School Garden Network update and meeting

5pm Close.

Community gardens and school gardens are invited to bring along flyers, story boards, photo albums and other materials to add to the display. Don’t forget hats and water bottles!

Public transport: Catch the Glenelg tram to Glandore station or bus along South Road to stop 8 (stroll across oval)

Further information: contact Kate Hubmayer, kate.hubmayer [@] marion.sa.gov.au or phone  0402 971 553

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Comments

  1. meg schwarz

    Could I please have a copy of the above book or can you let me know where to obtain and how much it costs?

    Thank you

  2. John Brisbin - Map Directory Post author

    Hi Meg,

    Thanks for your interest in Growing Community. Copies are available from the Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association in Adelaide:

    a 1/25 Naldera Street
    Glandore SA 5037

    p (08) 8371 4622
    1800 633 616 (Toll Free non-metro callers only)

    f (08) 8371 4722

    e info@canh.asn.au

    The book costs $15, including postage.

    PDF copies of the book will be available for free download from http://www.canh.asn.au/projects/community-gardens.aspx from mid-March 2010.

  3. Therese

    hi, we have been talking about establishing a Community Garden for ages and are now taking the next step. Could you please provide us with any info you have that might be useful. Also how can we grab a copy of your book? Thanks heaps from Therese

  4. John Brisbin - Map Directory Post author

    Hi Therese,

    Thanks for your interest in Growing Community. Copies are available from Community Centres SA in Adelaide:

    a 1/25 Naldera Street
    Glandore SA 5037

    p (08) 8371 4622
    1800 633 616 (Toll Free non-metro callers only)

    f (08) 8371 4722

    e info@canh.asn.au

    The book costs $15, including postage.

    PDF copies of the book are available for free download from http://www.canh.asn.au/projects/community-gardens.aspx and the whole book is available on Google Books.

    There’s also lots of fantastic information and advice on starting community gardens in the ‘Getting Started’ section of this website.

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