What is a community garden?
Community gardens are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn new skills and make new friends. Community gardens are run, maintained and used by the community and there are traditionally two main types - or a mix of both.
- Shared gardens where participants share the gardening and the harvest
- Allotment gardens where participants manage their own plot and share the maintenance of common areas.
What are the benefits of community gardens?
How will the City consult the community?
- Survey open until 22 March 2019 via yoursay.stirling.wa.gov.au/communitygarden
- Letterbox drop to residents within a 1km radius of the proposed site
- Community Garden Information Session, Date: Saturday 9 March 2019, Time: 10am -11.30am, Location: At the end of Woodsome street Mount Lawley (between Inglewood Bowling Club and Inglewood Oval)
Will the community garden definitely go ahead?
How will the community garden be designed, what will it look like and can I have my own allotted plot?
Is the Inglewood Bowls and Sports Club supportive of the proposed garden?
Will the community garden attract anti-social behaviour?
The City has found at other community garden sites, such as Hammersley community garden, reports of anti-social behaviour have decreased since the garden was established. This is because activating underutilised spaces and increasing community ownership can help deter anti-social behaviour.
Will the garden produce compost odours?
Will there be excessive noise at night or from power tools?
How does the City prevent theft and vandalism in community gardens?
Do you have to be a member to access the community garden?
No, community gardens located on City of Stirling land are open to all members of the community to visit and enjoy, whether they are formal members of the garden or not.This is in keeping with the Community Garden Policy 2017. To view the Community Garden Policy, please see the document list or here.
How can I get involved in the community garden?
What other community gardens does the City support on City land?