The Kingston Organic Community Garden (KOCG) is located in the suburb of Kingston within Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The KOCG aims to provide the residents of Kingston and surrounding areas, irrespective of their background, race, religion or income, with an opportunity to participate in organic gardening with their neighbours, thereby building community cohesion. Through a range of activities, the KOCG raises awareness and understanding about such issues as environmental sustainability, food production, health and nutrition.
The KOCG is hosted and warmly supported by the Canberra Baptist Church as part of its ongoing support to the local community.
The KOCG was established in 2008 with a grant from the Baptist Community Services, which was used to transform the disused tennis courts into a viable garden, with a shed, water supply, and garden beds.
Today, the KOCG has over 60 members, cultivating more than 250 square meters of communal and private plots, drawing water from a 25,000 liter water tank. Working bees are held every few weeks to continue to improve the garden.
The KOCG welcomes new members, although due to demand, there is now a waiting list for private plots.