Community gardens provide great benefits beyond growing fresh produce, they also foster health and wellbeing within the community. Grow organic fruit and vegetables, exchange local seeds and plants and learn sustainable gardening techniques.
If there is not a garden in your area, the following steps might help you in the process.
Gauge if there is support for a community garden.
A committee of no less than eight people must approach Council in order to establish a new community garden on Council land.
Contact Council to assist in locating a suitable site for the garden.
Design the garden and structure of your group, necessary insurance will be required.
Once the project is approved and any required development approvals are granted, a license agreement to use the land will be entered into with Council.
If you have any questions Council’s Environmental Team can assist on 6378 2850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mudgee Men’s Shed GardenRun by and for members of the Mudgee Men’s Shed
AREC, Ulan Road Mudgee
T: 6372 2788
AREC Gardens VolunteersThe group are exploring new plantings, revisiting existing gardens and sharing their time in group gardening.
Mudgee Community GardenCommunal garden (no individual plots). Always looking for new volunteers.Uniting Church, Mortimer Street Mudgee (opposite Woolworths)
T: 0412 159 591
Thyme Out Community GardenRun by Rylstone District Historical Society Incorporated
28-30 Louee Street, Rylstone
T: 6379 1840
A group of volunteers is endeavouring to recruit members for a community garden in Mudgee. Please express your interest on the Mudgee Community Gardens Facebook page or contact Council on 6378 2850.
KandosA group of volunteers is endeavouring to recruit members for a community garden in Kandos.E: email@example.com
Council can assist to facilitate a neighbourhood tree planting day at any time during the year on private or Council owned land. To learn more contact Council’s Environmental Team (a minimum of five people are required for a community planting to go ahead). Council will provide a shortlist of trees to choose from.