Community gardens are shared spaces to grow food. They can be in public parks and gardens, on hospital grounds, adjoining community kitchens, at Community and Neighbourhood Houses, Churches and Schools.
The City offers a range of services that can be used by community gardens including education sessions and free compost. More information about these programs can be found on the Waste education page of the City’s website.
The City has drafted a Community Gardens Policy to assist community members to navigate the process to start a community garden on council owned and managed land. The draft Policy is available on the City’s website and is open for feedback.
Another resource for community gardens is the Bendigo Community Garden Network, a place for those involved in or interested in community gardening to share information, ideas, ask questions and connect.
For more information regarding establishing a community garden please contact [email protected]
- Bendigo Regional Food Alliance
- Connect Greater Bendigo
- Sustainable Gardening Australia
- Community Gardens Australia
On the City's website:
- Queensland fruit fly information
- Waste education
- In the garden
- Sustainable Living Guide
- Sustainable food
- Draft Community Gardens Policy
- Greater Bendigo's Food System Strategy 2020-2030
- Community grants