NEW GARDENS GUIDE – ONLINE NOW
The new guide can be freely downloaded from the NEW Gardens Guide page. If you’d like a hard copy please contact Anthea.
Commissioned by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, this new guide is a useful tool for anyone planning a new garden or place-making project or looking to re-energise existing food and other garden projects in remote areas.
The guide contains useful building blocks to start small and build successful gardens. It features a variety of garden options that include:
- Household gardens
- Homeland gardens, farms and orchards
- School gardens, farms and orchards
- Demonstration gardens
- Community gardens
- Cultural gardens
- Healing and therapeutic gardens
- Community owned market-gardens, farms and orchards
- Landscaping and plantings for environmental health
- Community nurseries
- Aquaponic and hydroponic systems
- Programs for people, placemaking and pleasure.
Each garden’s design benefits, challenges and opportunities are discussed, and a helpful list of references is provided. Design considerations that can help in the planning of sustainable garden projects are presented in five inter-related parts:
- Natural resources
- Community ownership – participatory planning and design
- Social and cultural factors
- Technical considerations
- Strategic project planning and management
Warm thanks to everyone who helped to develop and publish the guide! Anthea