The Community Garden on Cambridge Street, West Leederville opened in June 2007, and has been a bigger and faster success than we dared imagine!
There are communal areas with herbs, vegetables, worm farms, compost bays and an orchard.
Join us to help tend and harvest these areas.
There are often workshops on topics such as mosaic tiling, making your own frog-friendly garden and permaculture gardening and design.
If you would like to rent one of our allotments, please contact us by telephone or email.
There will be activities ongoing at the site each Saturday
between 2 – 4 pm
(later hours during summer) and you are welcome to drop past and lend a hand.
There is a whiteboard inside our neat and tidy shed with details on tasks in progress, so you can be helpful when it suits you! You are encouraged to bring worm- and compost- friendly food scraps with you whenever you come down.
Please remember to chop them into small pieces to make them more attractive to worms and less so to wildlife.
We enjoy our partnership with Organic Waste Solutions, who collect organic waste from local offices and companies to put in their own worm farms. If your office would like a service to take away your organic waste, why not drop them a line?
For information about other community gardens in Western Australia, checkout Community Gardens WA – a site which supports and links diverse gardening projects around the state.
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Purpose of our community garden
To foster a sense of community by encouraging residents to meet there and get to know each other.
To provide a safe place for families with children to meet and relax.
To encourage youth, adult and environmental education.
To provide local artists with a place to show their work.
To provide people who do not have a garden with an opportunity to participate in gardening activities.
To encourage a healthier lifestyle by growing fruit and vegetables according to permaculture principles.
To help develop a greener and more attractive environment
To encourage the use of ecologically sustainable practices
To foster a sense of Place and History
Where is it?
The garden can be found behind some sheltering trees on Cambridge Street, opposite Abbostford St, and between the Leederville Sportsman’s Club and some apartment buildings. There is a generous carpark just next door, but of course you will enjoy the walk or cycle to get there if you can! We are delighted with our new bicycle parking facilities, provided by the Town of Cambridge.