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Transforming Aldinga Community Garden

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Creating a Place to Grow, Play and Explore
Aldinga Community Garden is run by local volunteers.

The community garden is set up on old tennis courts owned by Onkaparinga City Council and has strong links with Aldinga Community Centre, next door.

The garden was established by keen gardeners in late 1990, moved to its present site, next to Aldinga Community Centre in early 2001.

It is now a sub-group of the Community Centre.

The garden philosophy is a place that is welcoming, productive and relaxing. A place for all community members to meet, connect and learn through growing organic produce to share and to eat. The Garden aims to provide inspiration to people about the delights of growing and eating healthy food.

What are community gardens all about?

Community gardens are recognised worldwide as a great way to grow food, improve health, and cultivate vibrant communities.

There are many benefits including;

To enable people to grow their own vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers.

To contribute to building an ecologically viable and socially just food system.

Provide a convivial way of getting fresh air and exercise with no gym fees!

Are able to foster community engagement and a culture of generosity, reciprocity, and mutual aid.

Provide great places to learn about food and gardening and to share local knowledge.

Also, it's a place to preserve and improve the precious green spaces in urban environments and develop innovative ways of living sustainably in the city.

Aldinga community Garden is expanding to develop a Children's Garden.

They are transforming a new space for all kids to create, play and explore. It will be a place for kids to learn, touch, smell and experience the natural world.

They need help to build this.

Work with experienced garden designers and learn to construct garden walls, a sandpit and artistic features.

No previous experience necessary.

There will be two working bees to assist with this project.

When: 10am to 2.30pm, Sunday June 15th and June 22nd.
BBQ Lunch provided.

Please register for catering purposes.

To register your interest or more information phone Matt Adams on 0414 760 533 or

This event is supported by Onkaparinga council.

The Aldinga Community Garden aims to reflect community organic gardening principles by what they do and how they do it.

They are asking people to come and join and help make it happen.

Normal opening hours are Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
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Why? Transforming a garden
When: June 15th and 22nd 10am to 2.30pm
Where: Next toSymonds Reserve Hall Stewart Ave. Aldinga Beach S.A 5173
Cost: FREE
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