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CRCG - Coffs Regional Community Gardens Association

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“one who plants a garden, plants happiness”


About CRCG

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


Our vision

Sustainable living examples for the whole community
Promotion of healthy eating, waste reduction and recycling
Pesticide-free vegetable gardens
Food mile concept
Local food abundance
Learning hub for residents of all ages
Multicultural exchange
Links with Aboriginal community


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

If you’d like to know more, have a look at our Community Garden 3D Concept Plan or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.