Who are Brighton Community Garden Inc. and what is their vision?
Brighton Community Garden Inc is made up of passionate gardeners and sustainability enthusiasts for the Brighton and Seacliff communities. It is the Brighton Community Garden Group’s wish to create a Community Garden within the local area of the City of Holdfast Bay. The purpose of this garden will be to unite the community, promote physical and mental health and create a space where people can learn more about sustainability, organic principles and healthy living. In this garden we hope not to only grow great produce, but to nurture awareness for how our everyday actions and choices can benefit the world around us.
What is a community garden?
A Community Garden is an open space, managed by the community with the primary focus of producing food and contributing to the growth of a sustainable city environment. It is a place for learning and sharing about sustainable living practices whilst actively building community through shared activities and contributing to improved health and wellbeing.
Who can I contact for more information?
How can I provide feedback?
1. Filling in the Survey online at: Your View Holdfast at www.yourviewholdfast.com/bowker. All feedback must be received by 5pm 13 December 2018
2. Attending one of our Community Information Sessions anytime between:
10am to 11am Sunday 2 December - Bowker Oval Reserve
6pm to 7 pm Wednesday 5 December - Bowker Oval Reserve
What is Fund My Neighbourhood?
What is the budget associated with this project?
The City of Holdfast Bay have been successful in receiving funding through Fund My Neighbourhood of $50,000, to establish a community garden in Brighton thanks to an application submitted by Brighton Community Garden Inc.
Who will run the Brighton Community Garden?
The garden will be run by Brighton Community Garden Inc., a local community group based in Brighton, SA. Brighton Community Garden Inc. will be required to hold a Licence over the chosen garden location that is selected. Find out more about Brighton Community Garden Inc. at www.brightoncm.wixsite.com/garden or www.facebook.com/brightoncommunitygarden .
What happens to my feedback?
What are the next steps?
The results from this engagement, along with the results from the planned Community Drop-In Sessions, will be collated and use to determine the next steps for the establishment of Brighton Community Garden, whether this is at Bowker Oval Reserve, or another location. All personal details provided will be removed from Council reports.
Why has Bowker Oval Reserve been proposed for the establishment of the Brighton Community Garden?
What is the proposed size of the Brighton Community Garden?
Is Bowker Oval Reserve owned by Council or State Government ?
Was a previous engagement held for this project?
Will the community garden be fenced?
How will a garden be established on top of an asphalt surface?
How will compost be managed at the garden?
Brighton Community Garden Inc. will employ effective composting techniques to ensure that the area will be manageable and easy to keep tidy. Brighton Community Garden Inc. will host composting (and worm farming and bokashi) workshops at the garden to inform members and general community members of beneficial techniques
What will membership options for the community garden look like?
Membership of the Brighton Community Garden will be obtained upon completion of a membership form plus a $10.00 annual fee that permits the member to participate in working bees, community events and communal garden areas.
Members of the garden will be able to apply for the allocation of their own plot. Plots will be rented in 6 month allotments at $20.00 for a half sized plot and $40.00 for a full sized plot.