Friends of Freshwater Inc.
Freshie Community Garden

Freshie Community Garden Committee and the current committee names as follows:-

Brief history:

In July 2011 the executive of the Friends of Freshwater Inc. proposed expanding their interests in the Freshwater, Queenscliff and South Curl Curl to include the sponsoring of community activities to promote the feeling of community. 

It had been observed that the Crown Road Reserve had been left in a neglected state, with the exception of the Childrens Playground erected by Warringah Council at the Crown Road end of the Reserve which stretched through to Queenscliff Road. An advertisement was placed in the Manly Daily calling on interested members of the public to support the establishment of a community garden. Manly Vale Community Garden provided input and 2 raised garden beds were purchased and installed on Crown Road Reserve. This was the beginnings of the Community Garden.

Warringah Council were approached to support the initiative and at the time were calling for submissions for Community Grants to establish Community Gardens. The Freshie Community Garden submission was successful and $5,000 was provided in August 2012. In October 2012 the Friends of Freshwater Inc. issued another public request for interested community gardeners to assemble at Crown Road Reserve to gauge support for a community garden and elect a Committee whom would prepare a Plan for the proposed Community Garden. 
This plan was to be submitted to Warringah Council for approval and included within a Memorandum of Understanding granting the Friends of Freshwater Inc. use of Crown Road Reserve to establish and run a community garden. Council did not accept the full plan but approved the area marked 'C' on the plan comprising approximately 450 sq metres in the centre of the site.

Active and Rich Resources in Community Gardening

Northey Street Farm


This is another resource as well in QLD that has created a model for Community based gardening excellence.

Here is just an extract from their recent news

NEWS FROM THE FARM MC
To find out more about NSCF governance and what the Management Committee does, have a look at our page on the website: Management Committee
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Northern Beaches Permaculture







Enterprises providing support to the Freshie Community Garden

WC 
Nu-Leaf Nursery 
Bunnings Warehouse (Balgowlah)
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