The Ballina Community Garden is a welcoming and inclusive space where members of the community can grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, and share their produce and understanding about gardening and local food sustainability. The garden was established In 2011 on a 3,900 sq.m. site, on Crown Land adjacent to Saunders Oval on the corner of Swift and Clarence Streets. The site is managed by Ballina Community Gardens Incorporated, a registered not for profit association.
The objectives of the Ballina Community Gardens Inc. are:
- To promote, encourage and assist in cultivating, growing and cooking of fruit and vegetables.
- To educate the members of the Ballina Community Garden and the community in sustainable living practices and how to adapt them into their living situations.
- To support schools in teaching the growing of plants and sustainability.
- To provide a life-long learning and leisure centre for all members of the community.
- To provide an accessible environment for all members of our community to learn and interact within the garden.
- To provide a space for all members of the community to enjoy and participate in community gardening.
You can access the garden from the corner of Swift and Clarence Streets. Members of the garden can access the garden at any time, however the garden is open to visitors and new members on Tuesdays and Sundays between 9am and noon.