Episode 86: Community Gardens with Chris Smyth and Morag Gamble - Urban Agriculture Month series part 5


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This episode of Sense-Making in a Changing World is the final of our 5 part Urban Agriculture series released during Urban Agriculture Month in November 2022.
Here, Morag Gamble is joined by Chris Smyth, a coordinator of Community Gardens Australia (WA). They talk about the gardens he co-founded on the Murdoch University Campus, as well as the community gardening movement around the country.
Chris, a retired Assoc. Professor and Dean of the School of Media Communication & Culture at Murdoch University, was able to assist students negotiating the university landscape to enable this garden to happen, and link many of the faculties to the project.
Community gardens and city farms are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends.

Community Gardens Australia connects and celebrates the growing movement of city farms and community garden around Australia. It is a community-based organisation linking people interested in city farming and community gardening with each other and other projects.
Morag was a founder of this organisation back in the 1990s with just a few dozen projects. Now there are hundreds of active projects. The resources on the website are vast and a go-to place if you are interested in starting a new garden. All the local coordinators in each state and region are volunteers and love to hear from those wanting to create projects, or from projects that need help.

Urban Agriculture Month
This special Urban Agriculture series on Sense-Making in a Changing World is brought to you by the Permaculture Education Institute in collaboration with Sustain Australia - celebrating growing food in cities and towns for Urban Agriculture Month.
Podcast Host: Morag Gamble
Urban Agriculture Month Ambassador, Morag Gamble, founder of Permaculture Education Institute & teacher of permaculture teachers, is a passionate advocate for urban permaculture and has been deeply involved in creating, supporting and networking projects and programs for 30 years on 5 continents. She is cofounder of Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane and the Australian Community Gardens Network. Her blog and youtube channel include loads of urban permaculture content and this podcast features many urban agriculture pioneers.

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