“Community gardens turn pockets of urban space into productive organic gardens where residents can grow their own food,” Clover Moore said
By Nicole Frost
Oct 11, 2016
A few suburbs across in Newtown, Marrickville Council’s Turtle Lane Community Garden has proved a hit with local residents.
There are 25 plots in the garden and a waiting list for eager residents to take part.
Martin moved around the corner eight years ago and started in the garden shortly afterwards.
He said the community garden has created a special camaraderie among neighbours.
“If you’re living in the inner city, no-one really has backyards. Wherever there’s a little bit of spare land, people put a garden in there, it brings them together,” Gardner said.
“It all centres around the garden. There’s a barbecue there, we do quarterly meetings, working bees – it’s great for the community.”