Crown Street

Crown Street

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"As the garden and the program we run with it are so visible, we've been able to bring in a lot of community support, with materials and time from local businesses."

- Kate Colette, school parent and community garden supporter.

Crown Street Community Garden

The Crown Street Community Garden is a perfect example of how a community and the City of Sydney collaborate with a shared future goal in mind.

In 2008, the Crown Street Public School applied for and received a grant from the City of Sydney, to create a school-kitchen garden. The school community worked together to build the garden, and the students learnt all about food production and healthy eating.

Thanks to a team of dedicated parents and enthusiasts, the Crown Street Community Garden is a haven of colourful flowers, vegetables and herbs. As a tool for outdoor learning, it has attracted financial support from the greater community.

“Without having the start-up funds of the grant we wouldn’t have been able to do this project,” says school parent Kate Colette. “And now, as the garden and the program we run with it are so visible, we’ve been able to bring in a lot of community support, with materials and time from local businesses.”

The Crown Street Community Garden shows what can be achieved when a dedicated and enthusiastic community works with the City of Sydney’s Grants and Sponsorships program.

The result is a sustainable garden that proudly provides home-grown produce and education for children, today and in the future.

Last updated: Thursday, 19 June 2014