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Newton Community Garden Inc.

Work to establish Newton Community Garden has commenced!

The Newton Community Garden Working Group has formed and is meeting on a fortnightly basis. At the moment the working group are planning the physical layout of the garden and are working on a draft constitution to become an incorporated organisation.

Site preparation at the Playford Road Reserve site has commenced which has involved:

  • water to the site has been installed.
  • vegetation has been cleared
  • signage has been erected
  • slate path is in the process of being removed.

The Newton Community Garden working group is interested in hearing from anyone and everyone who would like to be involved.


Community gardens are places where people come together to grow fresh food, enjoy the outdoors and make new friends. Usually situated on Council land, they have garden beds for people to lease as well as having shared communal growing areas. In general it can take one to two years to establish a community garden and is usually a collaborative effort between community members and groups, Council and local contractors. Once a community garden is established and operating as an independent entity, people join as members and lease individual plots or they can come along and help with weeding, planting and watering of shared spaces. They can also join the committee that manages the garden.