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Sowing Seeds of Hope

Would you like to grow healthy food, celebrate community and help support recovery?

The Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening team is seeking Expressions of Interest from schools, early childhood centres and community groups in bushfire affected areas in Southern NSW who would like to create their own garden.

We believe in the healing qualities of therapeutic horticulture and its ability to beautify spaces, empower individuals and connect community. By providing on-going face to face support, online gardening workshops and educational modules we are looking to co-design and build community gardens in your towns.

For eligibly crietria and the details on the application process please see below.
Do you meet the criteria?
  1. You are a community group, school or early childhood center with land to create a community garden
  2. You have permission to create garden beds on the proposed land
  3. You are group of individuals / colleagues, locally led committed to the connecting with other community members
  4. The Garden is in a bushfire affected community located in the following councils: Bega Valley Shire Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Oberon Council, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Wollondilly Shire Council (as specified byt he grant funding).
How does the process work?
  • Expressions of Interest will be accepted until 31st October 2021         
  • Expression of Interest will be reviewed as they are received
  • A Community Greening Staff member will contact you for a brief conversation to discuss your proposed garden if you have been successful
  • Gardens will be co-designed and commence by October 2021 – February 2023
For any queries please contact Darren Martin from Community Greening
This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project focusing on Southern NSW through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Funding for this product has been provided by both the Australian and NSW Governments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views of either government.