A Better Food Future



Cultivating Community has obtained DGR Status

We are pleased to announce that we are now a DGR listed not-for-profit who can issue tax receipts for your supporting donation. Email fundraising@cultivatingcommunity.org.au for further information

Some of our Features

Cultivating Community is about people, communities, gardening, farming, the environment and food. Established in 1998, we are a non-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia

Our mission is to work with diverse and low-income communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems.

Our key purpose is to provide relief from poverty for public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty in Victoria through improving access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food.

  • Community Gardens

    We provide support to public housing community gardens. We also help communities & local government to support a thriving network of community gardens across Victoria.

  • School Gardens

    Our School Food Gardens service operates in state, Catholic and specialist schools. We encourage schools to consider all options for providing a quality education in food growing & healthy eating.

  • Food Waste & Composting

    We help households, cafes and business reduce food waste & dispose of unavoidable food waste the environmentally friendly way.

  • Food Systems

    Our Food Systems work supports improved farm to plate distribution systems, food swaps and food share initiatives, community kitchens, the grow your own home gardener movement and more.

  • Resources & Links

    Our Resources & Links includes fact sheets, guides, books & library resources and various Australian & internationally based directories of food sector people and organisations.

Good News Stories

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Food Stories

Everybody has a food story. What's yours? We've asked people to tell us about their experiences of food and the people involved with that food. Personal food stories can be inspirational and a catalyst for motivating change.

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Farmer Stories

The organic farm sector has already grown to be a significant part of the broader agricultural sector and the national economy. Farmer stories help us appreciate the importance of the work farmers do.

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