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2021/22 team

2021/22 team


CGA Committee

CGA State Coordinators

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CGA Regional Representatives

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CGA volunteer support


  • Fiona Campbell: website administration
  • Paul Hammond: website administration
  • Russ Grayson: website stories and editorial support
  • Moushumi Dewan: website map listing support
  • Niloofer Golvala: website map listing support
  • Digital Pacific: website hosting support

Graphic design:

Find out more about our Committee members…

…who volunteer their time to grow community gardening around Australia

President — Naomi Lacey

Naomi is a permaculturalist who is passionate about promoting healthy food systems, sustainable lifestyles, and cultivating community. She helped to establish the first community garden in the satellite city of Palmerston near Darwin and from there became involved with Community Gardens Australia (CGA) in 2015 then taking on the role of President in 2019.

Naomi believes that community gardens have a pivotal role to play in ensuring better health outcomes for Australians, building community, addressing the climate crisis, reducing waste, and educating people.

Awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to learn from community garden networks around the world, Naomi’s vision for CGA is to build the organisation into one that supports the growth and needs of community gardens around Australia, providing them with education, support, resources, and sustenance to continue their work and therefore their positive impact on the communities they reside in.

You can contact Naomi at:

Naomi was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to learn from community garden organisations around the world. Follow her blog to see the gardens she visited.

Vice-president — To be determined

Secretary — To be determined

You can contact at:

Treasurer — Sajai Samuel

Details to come soon

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Ordinary members

Josh Barnes — social media

Josh is passionate about community building through gardens and believes in the power of the collective formed through our national network.

He lives in Darwin and is a member of the Mulch Pit permaculture community garden. By day he works in universities on equity access programs. 

You can contact Josh at:

Jane Mowbray — membership

Jane Mowbray has been a community gardener and seed saver for a couple of decades. She joined her local community garden in Sydney hoping to find or recruit more seed savers but instead, she became a dedicated community gardener. Jane believes there is nothing that provides a better sense of belonging to a community and to the wonders of the natural world than being part of a community garden. 

You can contact Jane at:

Chris Smyth — State Liaison

Chris helped set up Murdoch Community Garden in 2013. He manages the administration side of the community garden’s activities, helps out with garden maintenance, and makes preserves and other foodstuffs from the garden produce.

You can contact Chris at:

Comments (2)

  • Katherine Benderli
    28/12/2022 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I am a Mental Health Support Worker, and a client has expressed interest in community gardens to help with community access and for mental health.
    What times does the garden meet? Is this something she is able to access?

    • CGA web support
      CGA web support
      05/01/2023 at 9:12 am Reply

      Hi Kat

      We don’t run individual community gardens. What garden are you trying to contact? If you go to our homepage and search the garden you are looking for you might find it on our map and find the contact details.



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