The Lismore Community Garden is a joint project of Rainbow Region Community Farms Inc and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council.
We have received funding from the Commonwealth Dept. of Health and Ageing to establish a community garden in Lismore, for the benefit of all Lismore residents. Lismore City Council is supporting the garden through provision of the land.
LCG is a friendly, social place and each Saturday there is a shared lunch using produce from the garden. There is always a lot to do at the garden and everyone in the community is welcome to become involved.
Volunteers can help out in a variety of ways, including:
Planting, watering, weeding, maintaining, and harvesting fruit and vegetables grown in a variety of small garden plots, using organic principles and water-conserving methods.
Helping out with general garden maintenance, including mowing, whipper snipping, and keeping the native borders and grounds looking neat and tidy.
Helping in the nursery with sowing seeds and nurturing seedlings for the garden as well as saving seeds from our crops.
Getting involved in the various construction projects (currently building a skillion roof and new garden beds) as the garden develops.
From time to time, we conduct demonstrations and workshops about sustainable gardening techniques and healthy eating, as well as more social events such as solstice celebrations.
LCG is also developing garden plots that can be rented on an annual basis by both individuals (such as those without their own garden) and community groups to provide activities for their people.