Growing food in our communities
Community gardens offer many benefits, from providing a place for those who otherwise would not have the space or opportunity to grow food to helping city people reconnect with nature.
Gardening in communities also encourages fitness, sharing of healthy seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit, increased social interaction and sense of community belonging, and increased gardening knowledge and expertise.
Community gardens can also contribute to urban improvement by greening otherwise vacant lots, diversifying the use of open space and increasing plant diversity which can expand the habitat for urban wildlife.
In celebration of our 1st year of production, we ran a competition giveaway for community gardens in NSW. The winners were:-
Tharwal Koori Community Garden, Airds
Hawkesbury Veggie Barter Permaculture Community Garden
Koch Community Garden, Macquarie Fields
For information about community gardening and city farming across Australia click the link Australian City Farms and Community Garden Network.