Monday, July 19, 2010

City of Yarra community gardens activity/position

City of Yarra established a Community Gardens Advisory Committee last year to deliver recommendations for council consideration in August 2010.

They plan to establish 5 gardens in Yarra by 2012 although they decided against the site in Hardy Gallagher reserve in Princes Hill or the George St Fitzroy sites that were proposed.

They also have a useful FAQ about community gardens.

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food