Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, argues that as population grows there is a greater need for green, open space
“Community gardens turn pockets of urban space into productive organic gardens where residents can grow their own food,” Clover Moore said
By Nicole Frost
Oct 11, 2016
A few suburbs across in Newtown, Marrickville Council’s Turtle Lane Community Garden has proved a hit with local residents.
There are 25 plots in the garden and a waiting list for eager residents to take part.
Martin moved around the corner eight years ago and started in the garden shortly afterwards.
He said the community garden has created a special camaraderie among neighbours.
“If you’re living in the inner city, no-one really has backyards. Wherever there’s a little bit of spare land, people put a garden in there, it brings them together,” Gardner said.
“It all centres around the garden. There’s a barbecue there, we do quarterly meetings, working bees – it’s great for the community.”