Hot food straight from the oven in a community garden? But aren’t ovens found inside buildings? Not in community gardens that have taken up cooking with cobb.
Community gardens are also education centres and have been since their early days. This story looks at a few of the gardens used for training…
Community gardens involve residents in sharing in the creation, maintenance and rewards of gardening. They provide food, recreation and therapeutic opportunities for a community. They can also promote environmental awareness and provide community education.
Where they exist, community gardens form an important part of a city’s public open space network.
“ON BEHALF OF the students, participants, volunteers, staff and committee of the Ravenswood Community Garden, a huge thank you for the Inaugural Community Garden Excellence Award.
Management Plan – Torquay and Jan Juc Community Garden, Victoria Prepared by: Max Broadley, November 2002. Preamble The Community Garden project was first tabled to the Shire in the form of Community Development Grant proposal in November 2000. This grant was approved. In the past two years the community garden project has attracted a dedicated […]
A brief article on the brief history of community gardening in Australia and its longer history in other countries…
There are two ways to start a community garden… from the bottom up or the top down.
Both approaches work and which one is used depends upon where the proposal for a community garden comes from.
Community garden organisers face a number of challenges such as finding land, convincing the landholder that you will manage the land in a responsible manner…
Just where you start planning for a community garden depends upon the circumstances you are faced with, such as whether you have found a parcel of land and whether you have a group of people willing to put in the work of getting a garden going. The starting point will be different for all of us.
Now that we have seen how other community gardens are run, it’s time for our group to make a start planning