What is a community garden you ask..?
There are lots of different types of community gardens! Some have high fences, low fences, community plots, individual plots, bees, chickens, pizza ovens, electricity, or no electricity, membership fees and no membership fees, native vegetation, sensory gardens…you get it. The list goes on!
A community garden is a public space that allows for creativity, happy and healthy living, and sustainable practices to flourish. It is an area where people can tend to individual or community garden areas whilst in a safe and inclusive environment. It is a connection back to our sources of food!
The North Brighton Community Garden was founded on three years of hard work prior to finally being approved a space to grow in early 2019. The place the garden now calls home is located at Bowker Oval, North Brighton in South Australia.
The group, formally established as the Brighton Community Garden group, was inspired by the ideology of permaculture and the potential to create an area where people can learn, grow and work as a community. The purpose if this garden is to connect the community, promote physical and mental health and to provide a space where people can learn more about sustainability, organic principles and healthy living.
In this garden we hope not only to grow great fresh produce, but to nurture awareness for how our everyday actions and choices can benefit the world around us.
HOW MUCH FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
We have to main types of membership. The first is a general membership for $10.00 for a year. The second is a plot holder membership which is an added fee of $40.00 for six months or $80.00 for twelve months for your own garden bed.
We also have concession rates (for students and pensioners).
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
You fill out a membership form (located on the membership page) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org OR you come down during a working bee.
DO YOU HAVE ANY INDIVIDUAL GARDEN BEDS AVAILABLE TO RENT?
We are in the process of taking expressions of interest until our garden beds are up and ready to go. Please contact us if you want to know more.
DO I HAVE TO BE GOOD AT GARDENING TO JOIN?
Easy answer. No.
We don’t just garden at this community garden! There are so many ways you can be involved ranging from working bees, arts and crafts, cooking, digging, building, management, design, education, writing…
This garden is all about learning so if you want become good at gardening ask one of our committee members to organise a workshop about the specific skill you want to learn more about.
Or check out or events page to join an upcoming class or working bee.
I WANT TO RUN A WORKSHOP
Fabulous! Please get in contact with us and let us know your skills and ideas.