Do Things Together

Community Garden

 

 

Community gardens are organised by keen gardeners who either don't have their own space to garden, or who like to garden socially. A typical garden is productive, with a variety of foods being grown, though non-edible plants may also be part of a garden. Different gardens have different norms and expectations, such as how space, costs and what is grown is shared. Community gardens contribute to food security in cities and towns by producing food locally.

 

 cover of growing community guide showing adults planting with children

 

Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens - How to Start a Community Garden
www.communitycentressa.asn.au/documents/item/26


Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network
www.communitygarden.org.au  


Verge Garden Guidelines, City of Brisbane
www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/natural-environment/plants-trees-gardens/verge-gardens


Verge Garden Guidelines, Bayswater Council, Perth
www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/cproot/7347/2/Verge-Greening-Guidelines-24022017.pdf


Edible Gardens Discovery Circle
www.discoverycircle.org.au/projects/edible-gardens/


Australian Examples


Verge Gardens, Brisbane City Council (QLD)
www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-city-council-guidelines-allow-residents-to-plant-gardens-along-footpath-20160830-gr4syt.html


Verge Gardens, Bayswater Council, Perth (WA)
www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/get-out-there-and-do-it-perth-council-ditches-street-verge-rulebook-20170226-gulpuh.html
 

Verge Gardens, Sunshine Coast (QLD)
www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/food-street-feeding-off-the-kerbside-creates-close-community/7343456
  

 

Men's Sheds

 

 

Men's Sheds are open access sheds whose primary purpose is to provide a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their members.

 

screenshot of cover of how to start a men's shed manual



How to Start and Run a Men's Shed
www.mensshed.org/how-to-start-a-mens-shed-manual

 

Australian Examples

Women's Shed, Orange (NSW)
www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-07/womens-shed-constructing-community-connection-and-confidence/7559818 

 

International Examples
www.shareable.net/blog/1000-mens-sheds-in-australia-spark-nascent-global-movement  

 

 

Shared Space

 
 

Shared work spaces (other terms include fabrication laboratories, makerspaces) are open access workshops where almost anything can be made by anyone. These offer shared access to a combination of high end machines, tools and software (including but not limited to digital fabrication) as well as diverse networks of people with skills to help develop and refine ideas and prototypes.

 

How to Make a Makerspace
www.artisansasylum.com/how-to-make-a-makerspace

  

Australian Examples

Adelaide Makerspace
coming in 2018!
 

Fab Lab Adelaide (SA, CBD)
http://fablabadelaide.org.au


Hackerspace Adelaide (SA, CBD, Tonsley, Woodville)
http://hackerspace-adelaide.org.au/


SANE Makerspace (SA, Holden Hill)
http://www.sanemakerspace.com/
www.facebook.com/sanemakerspace


The Adelaide Remakery (SA)
Retailing quality products remade by established and emerging remakers, holding workshops and a low-cost service for teaching people to remake and repair their own goods. 
www.facebook.com/theadelaideremakery


Footscray Maker Lab (VIC)
http://footscraymakerlab.com
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-16/footscray-maker-lab-an-experiment-in-community-building/5814850

 

International Examples

Fab Labs (Fabrication Laboratories)
www.fablabs.io - international map

 
ADX Portland (Portland, US)
https://adxportland.com


Artisan's Asylum (Somerville, US)
www.artisansasylum.com


Edinburgh Remakery (Scotland)
www.edinburghremakery.org.uk


Mothership Hackermoms (Berkeley, US)
www.mothership.hackermoms.org