Our food choices are very important and make up 30% of our environmental footprint. The City of Canada Bay is working towards raising community awareness of food sustainability issues and enabling access to a sufficient and reliable supply of sustainable and nutritious food. Please find information about our plans to educate and engage the community on making better food choices in the Sustainable Food Strategy.
Here are some ways you can get involved and make better food choices:
If you would like to be kept up to date of our workshops, events and campaigns please subscribe to our Sustainable Living e-newsletter. For any further information contact the Sustainability Team by emailing email@example.com or call 9911 6411.
An integral part of the food sustainability strategy is to promote productive urban agriculture. We encourage the community to grow their own food by providing ongoing gardening education programs and encourage the development of community gardens. Community gardens are shared spaces where locals come together to create productive gardens sharing knowledge and skills and facilitating supportive community networks. The spaces can be located on public land such as parks or on property belonging to organisations such as churches and schools.
The City of Canada Bay has established a community garden on Council land at Concord with another one at a trial stage at Blackwell Point Reserve, Chiswick.
Local residents wishing to start a community garden on Council land, should first read the Community Gardens Policy. This policy outlines the process for establishing new gardens, conducting a site assessment and discussion of the proposal with Council to identify any possible issues before applying.
The City of Canada Bay developed Concord Community Garden in 2012. It is located at 1a Gipps Street Concord, directly behind Concord Community Centre building. The garden was designed in collaboration with the community and is managed by a committed local resident group who are responsible for the gardening, maintenance and garden membership. Community members are encouraged to visit the garden and attend the monthly meetings. To find out more please visit Concord Community Garden.
Prompted by interest from a local community group, Council is developing a trial community garden at Blackwall Point Reserve in Chiswick. Currently Council is organising some garden beds to be used in Spring this year. If you are interested in joining the gardening group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Council will request feedback from the community at the end of the trial to consider if the garden will become a permanent fixture within the Reserve.
A keen group of gardeners are starting a community garden in Rhodes. They meet every fortnight on Wednesdays and welcome any interested residents.
When: Alternate Wednesday, 7-8pm
Where: Oli & Owl Cafe, 7 Rider Blvd, Rhodes
For more information, please send us an email, contact Council on 9911 6555 or just turn up to a meeting.
For any further enquiries or to get involved please email email@example.com or phone 9911 6411.
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