There are many opportunities for gardening to foster building community. There are, of course, the growing number of community gardens, but people are getting together in gardening groups or to share their produce or to plant out nature strips. Through community building we get to know others, discuss how we garden and gain an amazing range of information.

Here are our posts about community building:

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Citizen Science: A Pathway to Gardening Success and Biodiversity Conservation

In recent years, the realm of science has experienced a remarkable transformation, one that invites people from all walks of life to participate…

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Using Gardening for Therapy

Using gardening for therapy is the cornerstone of Kevin Heinze GROW (KHG), a social enterprise operating in the Doncaster and Coburg suburbs of…

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Local Food and Harvest Swaps

Groups which swap and share food and other local produce have been increasing in number for more than a decade. As the Food Swap Network in North…

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Can’t compost food waste? Try sharing it

Would you like to reduce your carbon footprint by decreasing food waste which accounts for 30% of all the resources used in farming i.e. water,…

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Heart in Garden

Nicla Byrnes writes:

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A Community Water Conservation Project

Sometimes it’s possible to achieve multiple outcomes at the same time. Through government assistance, a Melbourne community has been able to harvest…

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Yackandandah Community Garden is blooming marvellous

Yackandandah is an historic country town tucked away in foothills of the Stanley State Forest in north east Victoria. It is a warm place with a…

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Wellbeing Gardening – Gardening for the Body, Mind & Spirit

   “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more”    -  John Burroughs (1837-1921),…

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Community Gardens for Gippsland

An exciting community project has…

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We Will Rebuild – Gardening After Bushfires

Bushfires are regular event in our fire-prone country.  Unfortunately,  communities are sometimes devastated and, sadly, these tragic events…

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