Community Gardens

Community gardens are based on land owned by the local or state government, schools and churches. They can either be shared gardens, where gardeners look after the whole garden and share what they grow, allotment gardens, where individuals or families manage their own garden beds, or a mixture of both.

The main use of a community garden is to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs or whatever the community desires. You will often find events, workshops, shared cooking and eating in a community garden, which enhance the community ties.

Community gardens offer a sustainable gardening solution.

  • Cutting down on long distance transportation
  • Growing of seasonal fruit and vegetables, which benefits the local environment
  • Access to nutritious and healthy food

Local Community Garden example:

The Manly Vale Community Garden
The newly established Manly Vale Community Garden will create a meeting place for the local community, where people can share ideas of organic food growing, food preparation and eating. The community garden shares education, peer learning and sustainable use of the allocated land with the wider community.
The aim is to establish a network between the community, government, and businesses. This will facilitate the on-going support of the Manly Vale Community Garden and make it a successful social activity for the local community.

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Launch of the Manly Vale Community Garden

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