Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Community Gardens Fact Sheet - New South Wales

Community Gardens Fact Sheet - New South Wales

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1 |Likes:
Published by OlgaBentz
Community Gardens Fact Sheet - New South Wales
Community Gardens Fact Sheet - New South Wales

More info:

Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: OlgaBentz on Oct 29, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/29/2011

pdf

text

original

 
It is illegal or an ofcer o Housing NSW to ask or moneyor avours or other benefts o any kind in exchange or helpingyou with your housing needs.It is also illegal or you or anyoneelse to oer money or avoursor other benefts o any kind toan ofcer o Housing NSW inexchange or helping you. I youhave any inormation regardingthis, please contact HousingNSW’s Business AssuranceUnit on 1800 806 206. HousingNSW may reuse the provisiono urther housing services toanyone who has engaged orsought to engage in corrupt orillegal conduct.Page
1
o 2
Community Gardens
July 2008
Fact SheetIn recent years, many hectareso land on NSW social housingareas have been devoted tocommunity gardening. 
Over 20,000 residents have participatedin the scheme, sharing valuable skillsand riendships as they work to improvetheir local environment. All over NSW,abandoned back-lots, wasteland andbalconies have been converted into areasgrowing vegetables, ruit and owers. The gardens orm part o the HousingNSW’s community renewal program. Thisprogram aims to build saer and strongercommunities, and encourage tenants toplay an active role in local decision making.Housing NSW is working with a rangeo partners to ensure the best possibleservices and outcomes or people in socialhousing. A range o organisations, including TheBotanic Gardens Trust, Sydney Water,the Department o Commerce, Universityo NSW, local government, and privatesponsors, have provided support or thecommunity gardening scheme.
Growing communities
 The gardens have boosted communitylie in social housing areas. By providinga range o activities and attracting strongcommunity involvement, the gardens have:
•increasedtenantinvolvementin
community lie
•encouragedgreaterinteractionand
stronger communication betweentenants o diverse ages andbackgrounds
•providedanoutletforhealthyexercise
and an equally healthy ood source
•allowedtenantstoacquirearangeof
vocational skills – in gardening, planning,teamwork, resource allocation anddecision making
•giventenants(someofwhomhadnever
gardened beore) a genuine senseo pride and achievement rom theiraccomplishments
•improvedpeople’sunderstanding
and appreciation o their physicalenvironment. This initiative unites communities and buildsconfdence and social interaction amongstsocial housing tenants.
Greening areas
Over 130 gardening communities are nowinvolved in gardening projects. There are95 community gardens on or near NSWsocial housing areas rom Toongabbie to Taree.
•CommunitygardensatWaterloo,ahigh-
density public housing estate in inner-citySydney, have revitalised community lieand improved the local environment. Theraised garden beds in Solander allowolder and less mobile people to garden.
Waterloo’sdiversepopulation,(including
people o Russian, Vietnamese andIndonesian backgrounds) have growna range o vegetables ‘rom beetroot tobok choy’.
•Thepopularcommunitygardensin
Riverwood in South Sydney haveattracted broad public recognition. Tenants have won gardening awards,and are known or their strongcooperation on the gardens.
•BidwillcommunitygardensinWestern
Sydney have used old railway sleepersto raise garden beds to a height whichenables less mobile people to garden.Compost bins are used to recycle waste.
•InMintoinsouth-westSydney,the
community gardens are also used orsocial events such as barbeques andannual celebrations. Vegetables areplucked resh rom the gardens and putstraight on the fre. These communalgatherings boost the sense o communityin the area.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->