Reduce your carbon footprint, save on groceries
Imagine enjoying your lunch or dinner created from vegetables you grew yourself. The loud crunch of vegetables is the sound of freshness and you can't get much fresher than home grown.
The City of Sydney hosts 18 community gardens and 3 footpath gardens. Community gardens are run by locals and are used to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. These communal spaces can significantly cut down the distance fresh, organic produce has to travel and therefore minimises its carbon footprint.
5 benefits of community gardens
- Residents have easy access to a communal plot of land, especially in high-density pockets of the inner-city where outdoor space can be in short supply.
- Diverse plants and seeds can be saved.
- Household waste can be reduced through composting systems.
- Demonstrate practical organic gardening methods.
- Bring people together and create a sense of community.
Community gardens and Green Villages
The City’s Green Villages site is full of information about living more sustainably in our city.
Green Villages has information about starting your own community garden, where to find existing community gardens and community gardening success stories to inspire you.
The site also includes information about City grants. These grants can help kick start your own community garden if you have a plan and location in mind. Grants can be cash or in-kind support, such as hiring a City venue.
The City of Sydney hosts a range of volunteer groups, including a Landcare team, who are trying to create native bushland areas by planting, mulching and weeding as well as spotting the local wildlife. These groups are increasing isolated bushland patches and greening the corridor for local native animals.
Benefits of joining a volunteer group
- Saving local plants and animals from extinction
- Meeting likeminded neighbours in the local area
- Learning about native plants.
If you are interested in joining a volunteer group or starting a new one, please get in touch with us.
Community gardens and volunteer coordinator
02 9265 9786 email@example.com
Last updated: Monday, 25 February 2013