Cultivating Community – Developing community gardening
Cultivating Community is a not-for-profit organisation that has grown out of support for community garden projects in inner-city public housing estates.
It has evolved into an organisation to promote and support the development of community garden projects, community fresh food markets and school gardens across Melbourne. Cultivating community consists of a management committee, paid workers and volunteers. Their work is based around encouraging the development of sustainable agricultural practices in urban areas and promoting the cultural richness of food, plants and people through community gardens. Due to their extensive expertise in urban agriculture, Cultivating Community are often employed to work with other projects as consultants such as the Brotherhood of Saint Laurence’s Food
PAD project and the Yarra Community Food System Project. To find out more about Cultivating Community visit http://cultivatingcommunity.org.au/cc
This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems”, case studies by Ferne Edwards.