Helpful hints on setting up and running community gardens…

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) – Detailed toolkit on how to make a community garden a success.

http://www.sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/content/pages/gcall-natopia-community-garden-toolkit

 

North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group – Example of community gardening policies (covers allocation of plots, rental fees, use of pesticides etc).

http://rushallgarden.wordpress.com/policies/

 

Australian City Farms and Community Garden Network – National community gardening network which has excellent references and guidelines for those interested in starting a community garden

http://communitygarden.org.au/

 

The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Sustainable Gardening Australia have worked with regional Victorian communities to develop a Community Gardens Manual  

 

Community Centres South Australia – Comprehensive resources on community gardens for community groups and local governments, including site assessment checklist, sample plot application form etc

http://www.communitycentressa.asn.au/sector-development/community-gardens/

 

Mornington Peninsula Shire  have developed a Community Garden Information kit designed to help community members navigate the process for establishing new or amending existing community gardens on land that the Shire owns or manages.

www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Local_Produce/Community_Gardens