Community Gardens Book

Community Gardens: A Celebration of the People, Recipes and Plants

Penny Woodward and Pam Vardy


A celebration of the community gardens and gardeners supported by Cultivating Community. 


Revel in the richness and diversity of these inner-city community gardens. Includes:

* many fascinating and unusual edible plants
* simple, home-style recipes using the vegetables and herbs gathered from these gardens
* tips for successful gardening, like pine needles for strawberries and chicken manure to warm the soil


Winner, 2007 Horticultural Media Association Australia's Book Laurel award for an outstanding original book by an Australian or New Zealand writer:
A finalist together with Paul Bangay’s The Enchanted Garden and Richard Aitkins’ Botanical Riches, the judges wrote of the winner, Community Gardens, ‘... possibly the first book on any gardening topic that virtually had the judges in tears! [It is] ... an inspiration to all and takes gardening back to its most important basics.’

Community Gardens Book


    106 Elizabeth St, Richmond VIC 

    PO Box 8 Abbotsford Vic 3067

    (03) 9429 3084

    Cultivating Community respectfully acknowledges the peoples of the Kulin Nations, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we garden, cook and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture, and rich agricultural practises. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

    Cultivating Community © 2021           ABN 26 998 940 299          Incorporated Association Reg No. A0032404G

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