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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.


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


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


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


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.


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