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A community gardens is a single area of land that is gardened by a group of people. The garden beds can be individual or shared with the produce divided accordingly.  

Community gardens bring so much to our community.  They provide a place to:

  • grow and harvest fresh food
  • reduce household waste through composting and worm farms
  • learn about and use  permaculture and organic gardening
  • share a common interest with others in the tradition of ‘community’.

The community gardens are located in local parks or school grounds.  They each operate as separate incorporated associations with volunteer members and an elected committee.  The costs to operate the community gardens come from membership and annual fees, fund raising and grants.

Find out how the gardens operate and how to establish a new community garden:

Baringa Bush Community Garden

The Baringa Bush Community Garden was formed in early 2011 around a core team who then organised and attended a Permaculture training course run by the Hornsby TAFE Community Outreach program.

Balgowlah Community Garden

Balgowlah Community Garden is located behind the children’s playground at 100 Griffiths Street, Balgowlah.

Curly Community Garden

Located on the western bowling green of the North Curl Curl Community Centre (formerly the Dee Why RSL Bowling Club), which is situated at the corner of Abbott and Griffin Roads.

Freshie Community Garden

Freshie Community Garden seeks to create an attractive, welcome, shared and safe place to grow fruit trees, vegetables and flowers using sustainable practices.

Manly Vale Community Garden

This community garden is aimed at bringing children, families and neighbours together to enjoy and learn to live more sustainably.