Coffs Regional Community Gardens (CRCG) is a not-for-profit organisation of volunteers working to establish productive, well-managed community gardens in our region. Our members are local residents from a wide cross-section of the community, including representatives from community groups and individuals with a passion for local food and sustainable living.
We encourage you to join the Association to help build capacity to support our future educational, food and social needs. Our Management Committee meet regularly to plan and organise events tailored to the needs and interests of our members and the wider community.
Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings and participate in the workshops.
CRCG became an Incorporated Association in early 2010. The Association is sponsored and supported by the NSW Environmental Trust, Connect Australia Foundation and the Coffs Coast Local Food Alliance.
Aims & Values
We are driven by a simple ethic which includes:
■ Care of people
■ Care of the Earth
■ Sharing our surplus
Our aims are to:
■ Establish and maintain sustainable community gardens throughout our region
■ Develop community knowledge and practical skills around local food
■ Raise awareness of the benefits of home gardening, organic food and self-sufficiency
■ Foster opportunities for community engagement and cultural exchange
■ Develop strong partnerships with other community organisations
■ Showcase sustainable living solutions
Benefits of Community Gardens
■ Access to fresh, nutritious local produce
■ Opportunities for informal exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills
■ Fosters intergenerational and intercultural relationships
■ Waste reduction / recycling promotion
■ Cultivating community
■ Minimises carbon footprint by reducing food miles
■ Positive image for our city
■ Low impact physical activity for healthy lives
■ Provides habitat for urban wildlife