Each garden has its own character, but all are consistent in their dedication to the strict application of organic principles and practices and promoting a sense of community through cooperation, sharing of know-how and resources and connection to the wider community.
The community gardens are a great way to learn about organic gardening, grow fruit and vegetables for you and your family and connect with fellow gardeners.
You must be a member of COGS to apply for a plot. Membership is $35 for the first year and $30 thereafter. Gardens are administered by a Garden committee and a Convenor who have been elected from amongst the gardeners. Plot holders pay an annual levy ($2.45 per square metre in 2018) to cover the costs of the maintaining the garden, such as tools, repairs, water and insurance.
For more information about how the gardens operate click here.