Frequently Asked
Questions

Why do we need a community garden in Taringa?

Community gardens can be a beneficial addition to many communities by increasing the availability and knowledge of nutritious foods, strengthening community ties, reducing environmental hazards such as high levels of heat in urban areas, reducing food miles and creating a more sustainable system.

What are the aims of the Taringa Community Garden?

Community gardens can be a beneficial addition to many communities by increasing the availability and knowledge of nutritious foods, strengthening community ties, reducing environmental hazards such as high levels of heat in urban areas, reducing food miles and creating a more sustainable system.

Where is the garden?

The garden is located in Perrin Park, Taringa, opposite the off-leash dog area and next to the car park.

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How can I get involved?

There are a variety of ways to be involved in the garden, including dropping your kitchen scraps at the compost hub and attending working bees and workshops.

One of the best ways to become involved is to become a Friend of the Garden. Becoming a Friend of the Taringa Community Garden puts you at the front of the queue when volunteering opportunities, workshops and events arise, and provides wonderful opportunities to meet like-minded people who are passionate about gardening.

By signing up to be a Friend of the Garden (click here), you are pledging to uphold our shared vision of and community garden which values inclusivity, diversity, sustainability, community and knowledge.

Can I donate to the garden?

Aside from donating your time and kitchen scraps to the garden, you can also contribute in other ways.

If you would like to make a financial donation or donate tools or other equipment, you can contact us.

Please note that due to community safety reasons, there may be some donations we can’t accept.

Can I use the compost hub, but not be a friend of the garden?

Anyone can drop their kitchen scraps at the compost hub onsite at any time. For a free kitchen caddy to carry your scraps, visit your local ward office. Please be sure to follow compost signs onsite to help our compost flourish!

How can I stay up to date with things going on in the garden?

You can stay up to date with the latest developments in the garden by following us on Facebook or Instagram. You can also become a Friend of the Garden, and be the first to hear about new events and activities: here

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