Good Practice Guide for Community Gardens
Cultivating Community is a not-for-profit community group working to support‚ promote and advocate for community garden projects in Melbourne.
The Group promotes the cultural richness of food‚ plants and people within community gardens. Through such projects they work with a wide range of people to cultivate 'community' and the 'soil'.
Cultivating Community sensed the need to develop support material for individuals and organisations wanting to start new projects. The result is the production of this Community Garden Good Practice Guide‚ which should also be a valuable resource for existing projects.
Since the 1970s‚ more than 50 City Farms and Community Gardens have started up in cities all over Australia.
Informal networking between projects over the years resulted in the formation of the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens network.
The Good practice Guide for Community Gardens manual contains practical advice in the following chapters:
- Setting Up a Group
- Finding a Site
- Garden management
- Money - managing and raising
- People - including volunteers and training
- Legal Requirements - including health and safety and insurance
- working with local councils
- potential funding sources
- checklist for effective meetings
- conflict resolution
Download Good Practice Guide Appendices (Word‚ 27 pages)
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