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Community Garden

Anyone can come to the community garden, feel free to come enjoy this place of serenity and relaxation, and snip some herbs to take home!

Our Community Garden is designed to build engagement with everyone who uses our Centre. It represents the cultural diversity that is Mirrabooka and the surrounding suburbs, through its diverse participants, the types of plants we grow and celebrating the many cultural cuisines that are a great strength of our community.

Our garden area has many old gum trees and walking through the veggie and flower beds, visitors comment on their sense of peace and serenity. Stories told to us by local Noongar elders speak of the history of this area being a place where community would come to meet near by a pond.

We're also looking for volunteers to help us look after our beautiful garden - if you're interested, please get in touch!

A community garden is a wonderful way to enhance the quality of life of our community members.   It provides a space for growing healthy food, learning new skills, relaxing, and connecting with nature and each other. Our garden also provides a quite sitting area for community members to connect when reaching out for support.  Food produced from our garden is used to make meals for our vulnerable community members. The Early Learning Centre next door also uses the garden produce for meals for the children and has engaged with learning through visiting the garden.  Some Community members who initially came in to access our support services, have been able to find a sense of purpose by regularly helping in the garden. Sudbury Community House is also a Sponsor for the Working Development Program that gives people the opportunity to pay fines through volunteering in our garden.

Our garden follows the traditional Noongar who hunted and gathered food according to the 6 seasons, being guided by the signs in nature as to which animal and plant resources were plentiful at those times…. Birak (December - January); Bunuru (February - March); Djeran (April - May); Makuru (June - July); Djilba (August – September); Kambarang (October - November).

In recent times we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of people seeking emergency food relief, while at the same time, food donations we get weekly have reduced. As a result, we have the constant task to reinvigorate our Community Garden for produce to feed our at-risk community members. We are always looking for support through monetary donations or in kind, and of course volunteering. This counts in every way to make a real difference to people's life. 

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