City of Sydney, Australia, has 15 community gardens
The City currently has 15 community gardens which are run by the community and used for growing herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruit and for conserving rare plants and seeds.
Latest community garden unveiled
A special community garden project on Phillip Street, Waterloo, was unveiled at a Sydney Green Villages workshop presented by ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis on 10 March 2012.
The bright orange garden beds filled with plants and flowers, were built by a group of men and women who live in the public housing towers across the road, or in nearby refuges. The four planter boxes have been installed behind the Wateroo Salvation Army Community Centre.
The project is a partnership between the City of Sydney, TAFE NSW Outreach program and the Salvation Army that has helped up to 40 people, aged between 20 and 80, learn new gardening and construction skills.
The $27,000 project is funded by SAVE(Sustainable Action Values Everyone)– a collaboration of four local councils and Housing NSW – which delivers sustainable environment projects to low income, Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. SAVE is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.