The Community Garden Project came about due to a feeling of hopelessness that I felt, due to the current state of our planet.

Living on the Northern Beaches in a unit, what positive impact can I really have? 

Then one day, I was sitting on my balcony, having a cup of tea, when our garden maintenance crew started up their leaf blowers and hedgers, destroying my peaceful morning, only to result in the garden looking the same – tired, unused and run down. 

That’s when I had my light bulb moment. 

If I had my own backyard I would transform it into an urban farm / food forest. There would be no need for noisy machinery and I could share produce with my neighbours. 

But the truth is, I do have my own backyard and its much bigger than any backyard I will ever be able to afford and so do lots of people.

Strata run gardens both residential and commercial take up considerable space in all major cities. These spaces are our best chance to make changes and provide an opportunity to increase carbon draw down, while educating and connecting people. 

The Community Garden Project aims to create community, educate people, support the environment and restore the land. 

Being in the garden has a calming effect on me and makes me feel connected and I want to share that feeling with you.