A TAFE OUTREACH tour visited Eastern Sydney's Randwick Community Organic Garden in June this year.
The Outreach students traveled from the NSW Central Coast to visit the Randwick and Newtown community gardens as part of their studies in home food production. At Randwick, they were guided by community garden educator, Emma Daniell, and the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network's Russ Grayson.
The Randwick garden is proving popular with tours and is a stop-over on those City of Sydney community garden tours that visit the city east.
"Hosting visits by people interested in community gardening has become a part of the educational role of community gardens", said Russ.
"Those of us active with the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network encourage people interested in starting a community garden to organise a fact-finding tour of existing gardens.
"By doing this, they learn how different gardens organise themselves and deal with the challenges that come with community gardening. They also see how community gardens go about designing for their site".
This was the second bus tour from the Central Coast to visit the Randwick garden. Just a few weeks earlier, accompanied by Accredited Permaculture Training student, Kerrie Anderson, a busload of Central Coast community gardeners had visited.