Community Gardens

Community gardens contribute to social and community development. The activities that take place in a community garden bring people of all ages and walks of life together and assists in building stronger communities.

By getting involved with a community garden, or starting up your own, you can enjoy recreational gardening, information and knowledge sharing, cooperating through work parties, social events and growing food.

The City aims to recognise the value of community gardens as a public amenity, as well as promote and encourage their positive outcomes including recreational activities, community development, education and events.

Starting a community garden

The Community Gardens Application Guidelines sets out the City’s requirements for the establishment of new community gardens on City owned and/or managed land.

Policy P113 is supported by:

If you are proposing to start a new community garden, it is recommended that you contact the City at an early stage to discuss the project.

Grow it Local

Grow it Local aims to get more people in the community growing, sharing and eating locally grown foods. Regular free and/or low cost online workshops are facilitated by gardening experts on a range of topics to increase community awareness about growing a vegetable patch; being more sustainable; and reducing organic waste to landfill.  Visit Grow it Local for more information and to find out about upcoming workshops. 

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