Community Gardens

Community gardens are open to the public, and provide green space in urban areas, along with opportunities for social gatherings, beautification, education and recreation. They are similar to parks, but most of the plants are grown for food production and the community can be actively involved in growing and harvesting fresh fruit and vegetables. They are open to the public, and provide green space in urban areas, along with opportunities for social gatherings, beautification, education and recreation.

They are similar to parks, but most of the plants are grown for food production and the community can be actively involved in growing and harvesting fresh fruit and vegetables. The great thing about community gardens is that everyone shares the load of work and you get to learn from others. Some community gardens host events around the seasons and provide a venue for children’s activities and social gatherings.
Like a home garden community garden is unique and reflects the area it is established and the people that contribute to it.

More and more community gardens are springing up so see if there is one near you or be inspired to start one. Many communities in Australia now have well established community gardens. If you are interested in joining a community garden look here or if you want to start one contact your local Council.

For more information visit http://communitygarden.org.au/

Communities across the Northern Rivers are embracing the concept of community gardens and are yielding the benefits of their passion, hard work and commitment. The Sustain FOOD website will showcase the community garden achievements across the region and provide an opportunity for more people in the community to get involved in the community garden revolution.

A full list of Northern Rivers Community Gardens can be found in the Sustain Food Local Directory – directory coming soon