Bruce Plain from Sustainable Gardening Australia has asked for input into a scoping study on community gardens:
Between 2010 and 2013, Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMSTrust) joined together to build community gardens in bushfire-affected areas of Victoria. In all we worked with eleven regional communities and, at the end of this very successful project, produced a Community Gardens Manual that is freely downloadable from SGA’s website. The HMSTrust recently announced a scoping study to determine whether they should expand this project to other regional Victorian communities and they have asked for our assistance in gathering information for the study. HMSTrust needs to establish where current community gardens are and where they are possibly needed. In addition, they want to know what challenges existing community gardens are facing in regional areas, as well as the opportunities that are presenting themselves. To complete the survey please click here http://form.jotform.co/form/40400598614856. You don’t need to belong to a community garden to participate in this survey and we encourage you to take part so that a complete picture can be formed. When you have completed the survey http://form.jotform.co/form/40400598614856, you will be provided with a link to the free downloadable Community Gardens Manual released in February 2014 and specifically targeted to regional Victorian community gardeners.
With thanks, Bruce Plain, Volunteers Coordinator & President, Sustainable Gardening Australia
The survey is easy to fill in and won’t take too long. Timely also in light of the AusVeg stance (this article caused quite a bit of discussion amongst our community gardeners!) and our own wish to look at where are garden is at currently, and where we’re heading …