Our Services for Public Housing Gardens

Our Role in Public Housing Community Gardens


Cultivating Community has a long history of involvement with community garden management. We currently support 21 public housing community gardens as well as assisting in the set up of non-public housing gardens. We also assist local government in an advisory role, offering consultancy services on community garden governance and design.

In 2002, Cultivating Community developed the first ‘Good Practice Guide for Community Gardens‘. This guide was instrumental in the development of public documents created by the City of Sydney and the Government of South Australia.

Government Support

Our funding for Community Gardens Support comes from the Victorian State Government.

We are fortunate that support for community gardens has been strong from all parts of the political spectrum, including the Kennett Government of the 1990′s, the Bracks and Brumby Labor Governments through the 2000′s, the Liberal Napthine Government and the current Labour Andrews Government.

Support Us

If you would like to support our work with public housing gardeners, please visit our Donation Page.