The little red fruit on the ground were the giveaway. Reddish and around a centimetre in diameter, they suggested something was happening above. Looking up, there it was. The tree was coming into fruit, its magenta coloured fruit contrasting vividly with the dark green foliage of the drip-tip leaves. Autumn and winter are lillipilly time. […]
7-8 October 2017 — for the ACFCGN annual gathering and AGM at CERES on Saturday 7 October and garden tours in Geelong on Sunday 8 October 2017.
With its focus on local action for the greater good, International Permaculture Day (IPD) shows that permaculture is a global movement of creative people building communities that are resilient and convivial…
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the incredible Glenda M Lindsay, great friend and supporter of community gardens and all things urban agriculture…
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 […]
The Taroona Neighbourhood Garden had a wild day last November with a Mad Hatters Tea Party which was part of a Taroona community celebration with the Taroona Art Trail…
Welcome community gardeners and city farmers from across Australia to our first edition of the ACFCGN’s enews.
2016 has been a big year for the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. For several years now the ACFCGN management Committee has discussed and researched the pros and cons of having a paid membership system.