|Collingwood Children's Farm allotment gardens|
After the Leader article in May, we enjoyed a flurry of enquiries and expressions of support (well, about 15) which was reassuring and they continue to come in a few months on. We've been contacted by people who want advice, others who want a a plot, some who think we're doing something worthwhile and some people who want to help.
Our project team has now grown from three to seven (which is fantastic). Along the way, we've added (to a couple of keen gardeners and a permaculture designer) some lobbying/campaigning experience, professional horticulture background, some public housing community garden experience as well as more keen gardeners.
- We've met twice since May (meeting again next week) and we're gradually revealing each person's skills and experience,
- We've established contact with Moreland Council and found that they are preparing a policy on community gardens (although what that really means we are attempting to clarify),
- We set up a website for the project team to track tasks, communicate and share information - to help us get better organised,
- We've been gathering supplementary resource material to support each of the various key "planks" of our case for community gardens. This will be useful if we need to prepare a formal proposal at some stage (this, I suspect, is almost inevitable),
- The number of locations on our map has been growing,
- We've visited a couple of potential locations.
What can you do?
Want to get involved? Get in touch with us.
Send us anything you think might support our case.
Thanks for your continued interest and support.
Coburg Community Gardening