community gardens

What is a Community Garden?

Community gardens are great places to grow a sense of community and to build connections, as well as to grow food! Many community and neighbourhood centres have an association with a community garden.

Community gardens and city farms are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends. This website provides a map of all the gardens across SA and Australia. Please encourage any community gardens not on the map to do so!

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Community gardens are at the heart of healthy and sustainable neighbourhoods. By improving people’s diets and physical activity levels, and by combating social isolation, community gardens improve a neighbourhood’s all-round physical and mental health.

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A great network to share skills, knowledge, successes and failures.

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This broader network grew out of the 2016 Edible Adelaide events and a collective vision for a transition to a more regenerative local food system.

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Pleasurable food education teaches Australian children positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning.

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To inspire, inform and connect communities to create a sustainable future.

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Ripe Near Me believe that backyards, front yards, balconies, roofs, vacant blocks and other empty urban spaces are perfectly good places to grow food, so why not utilise them?

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Helpful tips and advice on how to improve biodiversity in your garden.

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We are pleased to provide here access to our community garden booklet ‘Growing Community’ which we developed with funding from the Department of Health, and some links to useful websites.

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“If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place.”