Marrickville Council is encouraging citizens to establish their own community gardens.
Community gardens are areas of shared land where members of the community come together to grow fresh food and other plants, to learn sustainability principles, relax and make new friends. Gardens can be located on public open space managed by Council, such as public parks, or private lands, including schools (public and private), churches and community centres.
Policy guidelines prepared in November 2007 provide comprehensive advice and support on how to develop and manage a garden. Applications from the community for assistance in establishing a community garden are assessed according to these guidelines.
There are now more than seven community gardens in Marrickville's local government area. To find out more and to get in touch with a community garden in your area, contact the Community Sustainability Coordinator on 9335 2197 or at email@example.com.
Community Gardens - A Policy Direction is available for download below.