It was an imaginative idea, I thought, when it started to attract a greater number of practitioners almost a decade ago. Quickly I saw a few problems developing and I wrote a short ebook — Farmers of the Urban Footpath (and here) — as a compilation of design ideas and to set out a social and urban development rationale to support the practice.
IT HAS BEEN 20 years since the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network bloomed into existence like a seed in fertile soil. It started when Fiona Campbell and I called a meeting at the old (and now demolished) Randwick Community Centre of what we imagined would be the mere handful of community gardeners in Sydney.
ADDRESS AT ACFCGN MEETING, MURDOCH UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY GARDEN, PERTH, 31.09.16. ACFCGN – outline of talk on network It was 1995 when Fiona Campbell and I called a meeting of people interested in community gardening at Randwick Community Centre. It had been a decade before that when Glovers Community Garden made its start on state government […]