Naomi Lacey and Gavin Hardy are currently traveling on Churchill Fellowships to study community gardens and food forests (permaculture zone 2 systems) in different countries.
Naomi is President of Community Gardens Australia and Gavin is its Queensland coordinator.
Naomi's Tumblr Blog
Naomi’s travel blog
Naomi Lacey is Community Gardens Australia’s (CGA) President and has set off to explore community gardens around the world.
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 visits.
A vision for CGA
Naomi’s vision for CGA is to build the organisation to better support the growth and needs of community gardens around Australia by providing them with education, support, resources and sustenance to continue their work and their positive impact on the communities they reside in.
Naomi believes that community gardens have a pivotal role to play in ensuring better health for Australians, building community, addressing the climate crisis, reducing waste and educating people.
Naomi is a permaculturalist who is passionate about promoting healthy food systems and 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 CGA in 2015, taking on the role of President in 2019.
Gavin's Tumblr Blog
Gavin’s travel blog
Gavin is the Queensland Coordinator of the national community gardens network, Community Gardens Australia (CGA).
He is a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship recipient with a focus on community based agroforestry models. Follow Gavin’s global odyssey exploring the world’s best community food forests and orchards.
Gavin is also a multi-award winning landscape architect and engineer with over 25 years experience planning, designing and building numerous sustainable landscapes and food systems in Australia. He has a passion for gardening, permaculture, sustainability education and mentoring.