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At the Linde Community Garden you can grow organic fruit and vegetables and learn more about gardening and food production from other like-minded people.
The Linde Community Garden is located in the south-western corner of Linde Reserve, just off Stepney Street, and is managed by the NPSP Community Garden Association Inc, a not-for-profit incorporated organisation.
The Community Garden is open to members every day, to further establish the garden beds and the composting system. The Garden also provides a meeting place to share ideas and skills and aims to foster a stronger sense of community.
Hands-on learning opportunities for members to date include building a worm farm, propagating plants from seeds and building a wicking garden, which is a technique incorporating self-watering beds which water plants from below rather than above.
The Garden operates as a shared communal facility, although selected garden beds will be made available to smaller groups of people with a special interest. A number of raised garden beds will also allow access for those with limited mobility and flexibility.
The Community Garden is also a model for good environmental practice, demonstrating ways to save water, reduce waste and promote biodiversity. The completed Linde Reserve Stormwater Harvesting & Reuse Scheme will provide for all irrigation and non-potable water requirements of the Community Garden.
The next major project at the Linde Community Garden will be building a permanent work shed and small office area. This work has been designed by a member of the group and will be erected by Volunteers, with funding provided by the St Peters Rotary Club.
How to get involved
Membership of the Association is open to all, but priority is given to citizens of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and members of community groups which are located within the City.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Linde Community Garden or would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to PO Box 395, Stepney SA 5069.
The Community Garden also has a Facebook page and you do not have to be on Facebook to follow the page.
How Linde Community Garden grew
The Linde Community Garden was established in 2010, after a proposal was developed by an Organising Committee of community members and local groups, which was established at a Public Forum held in November 2009. At the Forum, 50 people expressed interest in using a local community garden if it were established.
In February 2010, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters approved the development of a Community Garden on the former artificial bowling green at Linde Reserve, Stepney. The development of the Community Garden was incorporated into the Council's Dunstone Grove - Linde Reserve Master Plan Project.