INFO SHEET: Community gardening
by Russ Grayson, updated May 2020.
Growing food, growing community
Community gardens are found on land owned by local government, schools, churches, and on state government social housing estates.
There are two types of community gardens:
- shared gardens, in which gardeners work in the whole garden, doing whatever is needed at the time and taking a share of what they grow
- allotment gardens, in which individuals or families have their own garden bed.
Many community gardens combine shared and allotment areas. Allotment holders are expected to help maintain the common areas of the community garden.