Our two community gardens provide areas of shared land where local residents come together to cultivate fresh food, learn about organic gardening and make new friends.
Community Gardens have many benefits, including:
- promoting healthy lifestyles
- social benefits from many participants interacting
- environmental benefits due to decreased necessity for transporting goods and reducing/reusing waste material
- motivating and developing skills residents can apply to their lives
Turramurra Lookout Community Garden
The Turramurra Lookout Community Garden (TLC Garden) is flourishing with organic vegetables, herbs and flowers. Run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers with assistance from Ku-ring-gai Council and the Turramurra Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank, the garden is an inclusive place where people can share their love of gardening and food.
Everyone is welcome to drop by at any time or get involved in one of the garden's working bees on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm.
Address: The Lookout, Pacific Highway, Turramurra
Web: Visit the TLC Garden website, Facebook
West Pymble Community Garden
Channel Seven's TV show Better Homes and Gardens came to Ku-ring-gai in July 2011 to build a brand new community garden in West Pymble. Ku-ring-gai Council donated the land behind the West Pymble shops on Philip Lane to provide communal space for growing organic produce.
The garden was an initiative of the Tanks a Million project, which aimed to connect people in the West Pymble area around the common goal of saving energy and water. The idea for the garden was born out of community discussions around reducing 'food mileage' through the saving of water and energy by growing food locally. We have also provided a rainwater tank, tool shed and ongoing support to the garden.
Everyone is welcome to drop by the garden at any time and get stuck into growing their own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
If you're interested in joining the West Pymble Community Garden Committee, guiding the operation and future direction of the garden, please contact Peter Clarke on 9424 0811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Philip Lane, West Pymble