COMMUNITY GARDEN

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Community gardeners gathering
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Plots in progress
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Our Purpose

 

To create an organic community food garden close to where members live, encouraging community, sharing, learning and undertaking sustainable production of home-grown fruit and vegetables.

Principles

Our philosophy when it comes to people is simple. We want to attract a diverse spectrum of the community in which we’re based. Multicultural, disadvantaged, young families and couples wanting to grow their knowledge of food gardening, and the benefits that come from growing and eating their own fresh produce.

  • We use only organic methods, those that add to the soil

  • We're community first, helping to shape the knowledge of others

  • We take care of our surroundings, endeavouring to be sustainable in our use of materials

  • We're generous with time and heart

  • We acknowledge and are inclusive of First Nations people and all people of our wider community

  • We seek to build a sense of connection through regular gatherings

  • We promote a sense of community where trust, effort, knowledge, skills and responsibility are shared  

In the greenhouse
2022 Objectives
Community at work
  • Develop a community space that provides organic food for hundreds of locals.

  • Build a shared space at the centre of the garden, with seating and shade.

  • Replace fencing and secure the garden.

  • Introduce signage to help people navigate the garden and to publicise the purpose of the garden.

  • Creating funding pathways through Grants and Donations.

  • Establish a central composting area with easy to follow signage for members.

  • Establish a simple set of guidelines for how the garden is managed and expectations from members.

  • Establish propagation of required plants for use in gardens

  • Establish an initial plan for fundraising.

  • Schedule working bees and gatherings.

Membership

Membership is open to everyone in the community, regardless of gardening experience. You can learn as you go. We encourage collective use (groups), recycling, and sharing of produce to support waste reduction.

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Communal tasks are part of your responsibility as a member.

Allocation of plots

Q. How do we allocate plots?

  • We follow a first-in, best-dressed approach, allowing ease of management.

  • Plots are continually being developed, based on the availability of materials used to build raised beds, and space available.

  • The garden has an active waiting list, on which you will be placed.

  • A committee member will get in touch to discuss availability and timeframes.

  • If a plot is available, they will arrange an onsite induction at the garden.

  • Plots at KSCG are allocated to individuals, families, groups of friends and schools. We prioritise a balanced mix of these to ensure diversity.

David Stephen and son Nic proudly promoting local produce
The plot thickens
Community plots
  • Community shared plots have been established to provide for our community, both members and agreed needy recipients.

  • We encourage you to sow excess seedlings here where room permits.

  • It is expected that all members keep an eye on these plots, weeding, watering and keeping them loved.

The Commercials
  • Payment of $40 per year for a plot. This plot can be used by one person, a couple or a family.

  • Payment is made annually via Humanitix.

  • Included in your membership:

- Access to water,

- Use of communal tool set;

- Two loads of compost per year.

- Members are invited to make a donation towards establishment and ongoing running costs of the garden.

- You are covered by Kickstart Arts insurance when onsite, and

- You accept responsibility for your own safety at all times.

Please note: Groups and organisations will need to discuss their specific requirements prior to becoming a member, as larger plots will attract a higher membership fee.

The end of a good day's gardening
Kickstart Arts Community Garden map
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