Community Gardens

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow food and community

In 2003-2004 Community Centres SA was funded by the Department of Health to co-ordinate a ‘Community Gardening in SA’ project. One of the outcomes of this project was the ‘Community Gardening in SA Resource Kit’

In 2009, the Resource Kit was fully revised and updated, and has been reprinted as ‘Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens’

The Growing Community booklet and website content were created to encourage the establishment of new community gardens and to support the flourishing of those already growing.

The booklet and website content have been designed to be relevant to:

  • groups starting a community garden
  • professionals considering using community gardening as part of their programmes
  • people who are asked to support community garden projects
  • those sustaining and developing established community gardens

The information this booklet contains is based on questions posed by people starting community gardens and advice from experienced community gardeners, as well as research in community development, project management, and sustainable gardening.

Growing Community Booklet Download

The Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens booklet is now available.
Due to the size of the booklet it will only be available for download in sections.

The professionally printed copy of Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens is currently out of print


This website contains up-to-date links, resources and downloads to supplement the information in the Growing Communities Booklet

Links and additional information

Download links and additional information on the following topics:

Gardening basics

Download Basic gardening fact sheets on the following topics:

Teaching resources

Download Teaching handouts on the following topics:

Administration resources

Download Administration resources on the following topics:

These documents are also available in Word Document format so they can be adapted for use at your garden

Community Gardens in South Australia

A3 sized SA Community Centres Directory