Be part of Randwick's gardening community by:
- volunteering with community parks
- joining a bushcare group
- participating in our street tree planting project
- volunteering at Randwick's community nursery
- setting up your own community garden
- enrolling in organic gardening courses and workshops
- connecting with local community groups and networks
In Australia, community gardening is a new way for people to engage with public and institutional land and to take responsibility for its management.
Community gardens can:
- supplement the household diet with fresh, tasty food
- provide places for safe, social interaction
- are in-expensive to participate in
- usually easy to access
- accepting of social difference.
Community gardens are a way of bringing food production back to the city and are one element in making Randwick more resilient to environmental and social pressures.
Thinking about setting up your own community garden?
Please refer to Randwick Council's:
- Community Garden Guidelines (pdf 5.10MB)
- Community garden expression of interest (pdf 425kb)
- Community garden plan of management template (pdf 1.02MB)
- Community garden application form (pdf 474kb)
Community Garden Policy (pdf 83kb)
For further information email Council's Sustainability Project Officer, Community Projects.
Local community gardeners, food and gardening networks:
Randwick Community Organic Garden
- Food Connect Sydney providing healthy food and supporting local sustainable farmers
- Randwick Organic Buyers Group is a friendly not-for-profit community group. Buying organic produce in bulk from the wholesaler, on behalf of their members
- Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network
Thoughtful Foods Cooperative selling environmentally, socially, and ethically responsible organic wholefoods; undertake community outreach; organise social events and maintain a small garden on the University of NSW grounds
- Rhubarb Foods Cooperative aiming to provide an outlet providing organic natural foods, groceries and household produce.