It was at the local community garden at the North Wollongong PCYC, where we first started to learn about sustainable organic food gardening. It’s where we first experienced how powerful food gardens are for healing and empowering people, building community, and bring life back to the land. It’s also a place where we have met wonderful people and made fantastic friends. We even met each other under the mulberry tree!
All suburbs need community gardens. They’re popping up everywhere as people increasingly realise their value and importance in sustainable living and healthy communities. If you’re keen to start community gardening, we’d suggest first volunteering with an existing community gardens and checking if your local council has any guidelines or advice.
In the Illawarra region there are a number of fantastic community gardens. Contact details for the gardens are listed at http://foodfairnessillawarra.org.au/sustainable-food/community-gardens/