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Ashmore Community Garden
Ashmore Community Garden
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Ashmore , Gold Coast, Qld, AU
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Adrian King Chris  Partridge George Debs Lee Flower Michelle Maree Gunders Nick Huggins Salla Kuuluvainen Tim Auld Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
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Ashmore Community Garden

Project Type

Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group/Transition Town/Permablitz

Project Summary

Ashmore community garden,is part of the growing community garden network being established on the Gold Coast.With over 50 registered members and many more sponsors and supporters we expect to be fully operational mid 2011.

Project Description

Ashmore community garden,is being brought to life by an enthusiatic band of volunteers and Gold Coast city council.Our local councilor Bob Lacastra,businesses schools and community organisations are all helping to make it a success.We have been given land by the Gold Coast city councils parks department and with the assistance of Scott Godfredson in the parks department we are developing a sustainable plan based on permaculture principals.Please see the councils process documents and application forms which have been developed with members of Gold Coast permaculture.http://gcparks.com.au/parks.aspx?page=37

Our garden has a budget of 100000 dollars,with this we hope to include composting toilets with disabled access,solar power and a strawbale building the garden is being designed in conjunction with members of the garden ,Gold Coast permaculture and a landscape architect from Gold coast city council.It is envisaged that the garden will be a best practice garden both in design and infrastructure.

All gardens are part of the "Bold Futures"vision of the Gold Coast city council wich is moving toward a carbon neutral future with 2020 as a key goal.All gardens are organic and inclusive ,a wide variety of members form the membership, from youths to veterans,people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well  as diverse religious practice.

We meet weekly as a steering committee and monthly at the PCYC on a Thursday.


The Gold Coast Model of Community Gardens.How we do it !

I thought I would include a run down of how we are getting community gardens off the ground on the Gold Coast.Here is a step by step process.It's a long post that I hope is clear and informative.We believe that community gardens are a backbone for transit

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Urban Community Demonstration Educational Local group
Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes - Admin
Team Members
John P. Sierakowski - Garden Manager 2015 season Lyn Mansfield - Garden Manager 2015 season Rebecca Bowen - Garden Manager 2015 season

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