Attended a great meeting at The Roskill South Oasis on Thursday night to start the process of getting a community garden up and running there. Very enthusiastic bunch of people living in the surrounding streets, with a wide variety of gardening experience (from none, to a little, to a lot, to having their own greenhouse!)
We've decided to probably have one large garden directly behind the main church building, with some tractor tyres for individual plots as well. People have gone away to see if they can source cheap/free materials, and find out further information about how community gardens can run. Marino has volunteered to be coordinator as we get set-up, and we're hoping to have it ready to go by spring.
We're meeting again on Thursday 17th February to take the next steps. 7pm at the Roskill South Oasis, Glass Rd.
Check out the CCS Disability Action Community Garden's blog; I'm hoping to meet up with their coordinator soon to pick his brains and then report back to the next meeting.