The Community Garden on Cambridge Street, West Leederville opened in June 2007, and has been a bigger and faster success than we dared imagine!
Our local Community Garden was established to encourage people to get to know their neighbours, learn more about organic gardening, and improve local food resilience. It is a lovely venue for workshops and Garden Parties.
We have allotments to be rented for 12 months, as well as an orchard, some raised garden beds, and communal garden beds. Compost bays and worm farms are tended by the gardeners and sometimes helped along by local waste management courses.
There will be gardening activities ongoing at the site each Saturday between 2-4 pm (later hours during summer) and you are welcome to drop by and lend a hand.
Purpose of our community garden:
- To foster a sense of community by encouraging residents to meet there and get to know each other
- To provide a safe place for families with children to meet and relax
- To encourage youth, adult, and environmental education
- To provide local artists with a place to show their work
- To provide people who do not have a garden with an opportunity to participate in gardening activities
- To encourage a healthier lifestyle by growing fruit and vegetables according to permaculture principles
- To help develop a greener and more attractive environment
- To encourage the use of ecologically sustainable practice
- To foster a sense of place and history.