Asylum Seekers Centre Permaculture Garden
Asylum Seekers Centre Permaculture Garden
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Commenced:
01/03/2008
Submitted:
24/05/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
38 Nobbs Street , Surry Hills, NSW, AU
Phone:
0410507137
Website:
http://www.asylumseekerscentre.org.au
Climate zone:
Sub-tropical





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Asylum Seekers Centre Permaculture Garden

Project Type

Urban, Community, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Asylum Seekers Centre Permaculture Garden is on the premises of the Asylum Seeker Centre Surry Hills. We grow fruit and vegetables and teach asylum seekers principles of permaculture through an ever evolving garden.

Project Description

We established the Asylum Seekers Centre Permaculture Garden in 2008 with a grant from the City of Sydney. Here we teach a transient population of asylum seekers basic principles of permaculture through an ever growing and developing garden. To establish the garden we used recycled materials from local bottle shops (we've got lots of em!), skips and quarries. We now have a beautiful multi-use garden in our tiny Surry Hills space. Asylum seekers and staff often have meetings in the backyard, gatherings and of course we grow food. In 2010 with another grant from the City of Sydney we established a bush tucker garden in the front yard. We had the help of local Aboriginal legend Francis Bodkin (of the Bidigal – Swamp People Country of the Sydney Basin). The next phase of our project is called Permaculture for the People. It's about educating people who wouldn't otherwise get green skills training, providing them with volunteer opportunities and eventually work. Our first asylum seekers attended a Holistic Management course at Milkwood in Mudgee late last year. Milkwood have kindly offered scholarships to asylum seekers throughout 2012.

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Small Spaces Big Green Ideas

The City of Sydney have funded our new venture, Small Spaces Big Green Ideas workshop series throughout 2012.

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