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Eden Garden – community consultation

Established in the 1980s, Eden Community Garden at South Sydney Uniting Church has a proud history of providing a safe space for gardening and more. Members of the garden grow and share flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables.

This month will see the demolition of an old concrete shed, the removal of which will open space for a comprehensive re-design.

Multiple garden beds are envisioned, along with a smaller shed to store tools and supplies, a greenhouse and improved chicken coop (currently the garden is home to 14 egg-laying hens).

The Eden Garden working group invites community input. Three design themes are important to this consultation process.

  1. Eden Garden will express commitment to First Nations justice. The new garden will acknowledge, by way of signage and artworks, trees and plants, membership and special events, the sovereignty of the Gadigal people.
  2. Eden Garden will welcome young people, children and carers as participants in gardening activities, including educational and social activities.
  3. Eden Garden will continue to be a place to practise organic and sustainable gardening, waste management, composting, reuse and recycling.

If you’d like to be part of the consultation, you are most welcome to attend the garden on Saturday April 30, from 11am to 12.30pm. You can also complete a short survey here.

Eden Community Garden is located behind South Sydney Uniting Church, 56a Raglan St, Waterloo (entry via the driveway and through to back gate).

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