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Community Gardens are Spaces of Change and Leadership by Josh Byrne

Updated: Feb 24, 2019

Saturday 19th May 2018 - Plenary 11.00 - 10.30am

Dr Josh Bryne is a Presenter at ABC Gardening Australia & the Director of Josh Byrne & Associates


What's one thing you would like to know more about?

'Place - led design"- how to identify all the benefits of a potential community garden space.

Cultural centre garden- create a reason for people to make good use of a space.

How can community gardens be best designed to accommodate other social and civic functions? How open are councils to this?

What interesting fact stood out for you?

Community gardens can draw attention to groups such as Perth City Farm and their stalls through business promotion.

No malicious damage has ever occurred at the cultural centre City Orchard garden in Perth City. We need to include non food production spaces for example frog ponds for biodiversity.

Colin Barnett's statement, "every regional town should have a community garden", from a Ministerial meeting conducted at the community garden in Onslow.

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