Lismore community garden starts to grow

THE FIRST WORK DAY for the Lismore Community Garden was held on Saturday 5 December with over 30 people coming along to volunteer their skills, ideas and time.

The Lismore Community Garden crew - day one.

The Lismore Community Garden crew – day one.

Despite the heat everyone worked with great enthusiasm and 50 Brewster Street is starting to look more and more like a community garden, with the Mandala garden, mulberry tree and edge plantings well underway.

It was a great opportunity for people to come down and see what’s happening at the community garden as well as to meet up with other volunteers and like-minded people. As volunteer Peter Luckett commented ‘It is just fantastic to work together with so many inspired people and see so much getting done so quickly’.

The work day was organised by the site manager for the community garden, Carla Tipping.

The Lismore Community Garden is a joint project of Rainbow Region Community Farms Inc and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council. They have received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to establish a community garden in the city for the benefit of all Lismore residents. Lismore City Council is supporting the garden through provision of the land.

For more information contact Linda 02 6620 1815 or Carla 0400 680 300.


  1. sal

    Hi Linda and Carla,
    Im currently developing a program with Youth Connections and Men and Family Centre and the African Community about Cultural exchange through food and gardening.Well we benn thinking of organizing a day event at the gardens and have some menbers of the African Community to come along and share some of the traditional recepies as well as have then been introduce to the gardens, during this time some of the youth Im currently involved with will be filming on the day and we hope to hae this been screen during the Interantional Refugee Week some where in town we are not sure yet.
    But we are very keen in sitting down with you both and see how we can collaborete toghether.
    Please shoot me an email and hope to hear from you both soon.


    Hi Sal

    Probably best to give Linda and Carla a phone call to make contact. They might not be viewing this page.

  3. Meurrisse Masonga

    From my concern,I would just to contact you for your activities about community garden here in lismore,for me I appreciate this activity and it is important not for yourself but for everybody who living in this eare,may I join your technic team as my participation in this advocacy.


    Mobil :0422597290

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