The garden was established in 2019. It has 50 individually allocated plots plus a communal food forest which provides opportunities for harvest sharing, raised plots that are wheelchair accessible, shared wicking beds and a children’s area with raised circular garden beds.
The garden’s objectives are:
- To establish and maintain a community garden in Kew.
- To improve food security and promote healthy eating by providing opportunities for locals to grow fresh, nutritious produce and share supplementary harvest.
- To enhance the use of green space in Kew by providing a beautiful and peaceful meeting place.
- To increase community connection and reduce social isolation by creating an open and welcoming community garden for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
- To strengthen local neighbourhood dynamics by collaborating with community partners.
- To build a strong sense of place by acknowledging the area’s story and heritage.
- To reduce their environmental impact by employing ecological gardening principles, avoiding synthetic or harmful chemical inputs, conserving water and providing composting facilities for food waste diversion & soil enrichment.
- To encourage local biodiversity and provide a space for the community to connect with nature and the rhythms of the seasons.
- To increase the number of locals engaged in, and informed, about sustainable food growing through practical skill workshops and knowledge sharing.
- To ensure longevity of the gardening community by using sustainable management practices which are open, participatory and non-judgemental.
As of 2023, membership is $25pa and plots are $100pa.
A food swap is held at the garden on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 10-11am.