Teaching Garden

Teaching gardenOur vision is that everyone's food needs are met from local sources, and therefore we seek to support and enable people to grow locally as well as sustainably.

For many years we have been running a Teaching Garden, hosting volunteers, groups and workshops all year round.

The garden is ripe for redevelopment and this is the opportune moment to foster and share ideas that contribute to building the knowledge and capabilities that people need to create their own food gardens, at home or in their community. 

Help us build a community vege garden!

Now more than ever, growing our own food is a key priority. To address this, we’re building a Teaching Garden to help communities grow their food sustainably. Help us raise funds to build our vege garden beds. Every dollar counts! 

Contribute to vege garden

 

Creating a true Teaching Garden hub

  • Learn through action, experience and connection
  • Get your hands dirty and work alongside others
  • Join our workshops on backyard and community gardens
  • Become a garden volunteer, learn new skills and make new friends

We will provide advise on community garden setup, sustainable practice, volunteer involvement, crops and crop management to schools and community groups, as well as advise on composting and hub operation. We will support & enhance volunteer experience and opportunities, including leadership for a self-sustaining system, and create a welcoming environment for the community. 

Food security

  • Producing as much food as possible locally. Become the solution
  • Being less reliant on global food supply chain and the centralised distribution system

Benefits of growing our own food

  • Nutrient dense, nourishing and organic, plus eating what's in season
  • Zero waste! No plastic packaging, no food miles… just walking out to pick a lettuce
  • Convenient and cheaper. We encourage to use, borrow, share what's available
  • Building and restoring soil helps draw down carbon and reverse climate change

We will also develop and manage a number of compost hubs in conjunction with community and Compost Collective to support many stages of food production and sustainability. 

Whether growing on window sill, balcony in a pot, backyard, community garden, food forest, or planning to set up a urban food farm as a business, gardening and growing food is good for our mental health as we focus on something positive and alive. Now is good time to start!

Thank you to our funders and supporters!

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