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1 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia's community gardens… Innovative places……. To grow communities To grow food To educate about sustainability

2 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia's community gardens… promote community interaction

3 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia's community gardens… develop small scale economic enterprises

4 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia's community gardens… Promote healthy schools

5 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Tasmania’s community gardens… Ravenswood Community Garden Raised beds, cloche, cob oven, seating

6 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Collingwood College Garden links student garden, cooking, eating Stephanie Alexander, food writer Media coverage, well known Successful model for school projects

7 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Housing estate gardens Collingwood, Fitzroy Estates. Set up by state government for low income, multicultural gardeners Cultivating Community provides support, training composting systems allotments intensively gardened

8 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Housing estate gardens Collingwood Estate Community Gardens

9 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Housing estate gardens Collingwood Estate Community Gardens

10 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Collingwood Children’s Farm Large size Animals: farm & poultry Special interest teams: fruit & nut Landcare etc Orchards Allotments - large - c50 Farmer market (monthly )

11 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Collingwood Children’s Farm Allotments large enough for families

12 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Collingwood Children’s Farm Orchard with mixed groundcover

13 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Gravel Hill Community Garden - Bendigo Salvation Army project Intensive land use & shared gardens Work for Dole Wheatgrass & nursery sales Production beds for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Poultry

14 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Gravel Hill Community Garden - Bendigo Shelter and rendered strawbale seating & outdoor kitchen

15 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… CERES Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies Leased from council 1982-no trees, topsoil-Brunswick tip Educational trails c52 allotments, poultry, orchards Greywater - reedbed Labour market training Origin Energy PV energy park Commercial nursery Energy efficient house Organic food market Café Alternative Technology Association

16 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… CERES Energy, water efficient demonstration house + edible garden

17 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… CERES CERES cafe

18 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network WA’s Community gardens- East Perth City Farm

19 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network WA’s Community gardens- Ballandean Community Garden

20 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Victoria’s community gardens… Garden of Eden Albert Park Railway Station, Melbourne Funded by its own nursery enterprise, Work for Dole, local government & other grants Volunteer gardeners take their share from common areas Training in horticulture, Permaculture, ‘Sustainable Living at Home’ Roof water collection

21 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s NSW’s commu nity gardens … NSW’s community gardens University of NSW, RANDWICK

22 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s NSW’s commu nity gardens … NSW’s community gardens University of NSW, RANDWICK

23 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s NSW’s commu nity gardens … NSW’s community gardens Angel Street

24 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s NSW’s commu nity gardens … NSW’s community gardens Wooloomooloo

25 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s NSW’s commu nity garden NSW’s community gardens Wooloomooloo

26 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s NSW’s commu nity gardens … NSW’s community gardens Katoomba

27 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Queensland’s community gardens… Northey Street City Farm ‘an urban community permaculture farm’

28 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Queensland’s community gardens… Northey Street City Farm

29 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens are… models of community-based sustainable development

30 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens are … community education centres CERES Greywater reedbed system

31 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network s No-dig gardening workshops show people simple techniques the can take home Australia’s community gardens …. run practical workshops

32 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens… are designed Size varies from small to large scale Many different types Intensive use of space- maximised through design. Community sharing structures - relaxation, meeting, cooking, eating food Sustainability demonstration centres Feature livestock (poultry)

33 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens… demonstrate recycling Compost systems at Collingwood Children’s Farm include large scale worm farms

34 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens… produce organic fresh food locally Wheat grass Gravel Hill Community Garden - Bendigo

35 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens… CERES Production garden for weekly organic market

36 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Australia’s community gardens… allow children to relate to animals Farm Collingwood Children’s Farm include sheep goats horses cows chooks ducks and pigs

37 Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network Supporting community gardens… Community based service organisations Australian City Farms& Community Gardens Network Local Networks Growing Communities (Qld). Provides support & training in schools & to other gardens 3 part time Cultivating Community (Vic) 3 full-time & 1 part time Cultivating Community’s Ben Neil checks out the cob oven at the Garden of Eden, Melbourne


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