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 in the Community Gardens Policy and Guideline.