You are invited to join the National Gathering for Community Gardens Australia - taking place on the weekend of November 5-6, 2022. The event will be held at CERES Community Environment Park and selected community gardens in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.
The theme for this year’s National Gathering is “Big Community - Local and International Perspectives on Community Gardens”
DAY 1 - Saturday 5th November - Conference at CERES
$100 General Admission/$80 Concession
On day one, the gathering will hear from international speakers, including Pamela Warhurst who helped establish the Incredible Edible local food project in Yorkshire, UK - a local response to global concerns over climate change, food sustainability and community change.
Presentations - Including from Community Gardens Australia President, Naomi Lacey, on what she has learned from her Churchill Fellowship travels overseas
Discussion panels - With regional experts in community gardening, sustainability and food networks
Workshops - Tours of CERES’ gardens and their bicycle workshop, The Bike Shed, will be on offer alongside workshops in gardening methods and governance
Community Gardens Awards - We’ll present the winners of our inaugural awards that champion all the amazing volunteers in gardens around the country
Food - Fully catered morning tea, lunch, and drinks and nibbles on the lawn (following day one’s proceedings) are included in the ticket price
Join community gardeners from around Australia at the first national gathering of the sector in five years. Online engagement will also be available through streamed sessions and moderated breakout and discussion rooms.
Online tickets $15 for members/$25 for non-members
DAY 2 - Sunday 6th November - Community Garden tour
$65 General Admission/$55 Concession
On day two, guests will be treated to a tour of Melbourne's inner north community gardens, followed by a Long Lunch at Oakhill Food Justice Farm, catered by The East African Sisters. Spots for this event are strictly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!
The itinerary for the day will include:
1. Ecological Justice Hub - 4-6 Michael Street Brunswick - 10am start!
2. West Brunswick Community Garden - 49 Everett St, Brunswick West
3. Oakhill Food Justice Farm - 233 Tyler St, Preston - Lunch will be served here!
4. SEEDS Communal Garden - 331 Albert Street, Brunswick
5. Fawkner Food Bowls - Corner Creedon &, Lorne St, Fawkner - 4pm Finish!
Tickets include transport by a chartered bus and a fully catered lunch.
For more information or to register to attend, visit events.humanitix.com/cga-national-gathering-2022?_ga=2.75930005.1452148865.1660877385-867502441.1658730053
Or contact Makayla Dodd