Mosman Community Gardeners
Mosman Community Gardeners Inc. aims to create a thriving network of community food gardens in Mosman.
Our objective is to:
- create community meeting places and common ground for people of varying cultural backgrounds, experiences and interests
- promote waste minimisation, demonstrating composting and water usage techniques that can be used by people in their own homes
- demonstrate practical solutions to growing food in a suburban location, in particular organic methods where plants are cultivated without the use of chemicals.
We offer support to residents seeking to establish community gardens in parks, private land and street verges.
MCG is currently working with the National Parks and Wildlife Service to extend their volunteer garden at the Soldiers Institute Middle Head and also with Austgrid and Mosman Council to establish a community garden site on Austgrid owned land at Mackie Lane in Mosman.
President: Tina Jackson
Vice President: Lilian Andrew
Secretary: Gillian Lee
Treasurer & Public Officer: Diana Gibson
Other Options – Street Verges, Nature Strips and Unmade Roads
Residents are able to make applications under Council’s existing Street Verge / Nature Strip Maintenance Policy (PDF 61KB) to garden on street verges and underutilised unmade road reserves. Applications are reviewed considering potential impacts on pedestrian and traffic movements, neighbouring residents and other users. Where an application is approved applicants are responsible for maintenance and establishment costs, as is the case where street verges are planted as gardens.