Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network

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The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network connects community gardeners around Australia.

The Australian Community Gardens Network is an informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening across Australia.

Aims

The aims of the network include:

  • facilitating the formation and management of community gardens and similar social enterprise by making available information and, where possible, advice
  • promoting the benefits of community gardening and urban agriculture.

Objectives

Within the limits of its capacity, the network will:

  • advocate on behalf of community gardeners
  • provide information on the website that is adequate and accurate
  • provide presentations and advice to local government, other institutions and communities interested in establishing community gardens
  • document the development of community gardening in Australia
  • provide a list of contacts through which the public may contact community gardens.

Structure

The network:

  • maintains this website as a source of information
  • maintains an email distribution list for notification of events and information relevant to community gardeners
  • has contacts in different states
  • is a voluntary organistion without a budget and with limited capacity to provide more than an information service
  • is an informal organisation without office holders
  • maintains no financial membership
  • relies on informal members and participants to provide information and to organise activities
  • may, in some regions, organise events.