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Simon promises more community gardens

By johnboy - 4 October 2012 8

There seems to be a lot of furious agreement around the traps that community gardens are great.

To that end Simon Corbell has announced what he’d do for them if re-elected:

If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will fund 10 more community gardens across Canberra in existing suburbs to make our community places and spaces even better.

We will provide an additional $200,000 over four years in capital funding to establish the community gardens through a new Community Garden Funding Program.

This funding commitment is in addition to our existing commitment to cut red tape in the establishment and operation of community gardens.

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8 Responses to
Simon promises more community gardens
Madam Cholet 8:14 am 05 Oct 12

Our local COGS garden was vandalized so much they had to throw the towel in. Good idea but I bet one person or group of people end up doing all the hard work.

Masquara 10:11 pm 04 Oct 12

Great idea – specially if the Greens carry out their threat to make us all only eat local food! (Mangel Wurzels and kale in winter ….. no coffee ….. never a mango …)

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:17 pm 04 Oct 12

bundah said :

The Stuart and Gowrie Court flats in Griffith would be a wonderful location for a community garden.There would be no shortage of a very particular green weed plant variety which of course would need regular pruning.

Better yet. Knock them down and make two huge gardens!

bundah 7:15 pm 04 Oct 12

The Stuart and Gowrie Court flats in Griffith would be a wonderful location for a community garden.There would be no shortage of a very particular green weed plant variety which of course would need regular pruning.

johnboy 6:14 pm 04 Oct 12

I think simon remembered he has a blog today and a bunch of stuff went up dated today we’ve seen before.

this one fooled me.

housebound 5:38 pm 04 Oct 12

Simon released this exact same policy a while ago. Talk about re-announcing announcables.

Those COGS gardens are ugly old things. Not sure how they can be said to make any space look better.

That said, I hope they do put some real community-style gardens in some of the areas with smaller blocks to give people a chance to garden. Not everyone who buys an apartment in Braddon does so to avoid gardening.

poetix 4:43 pm 04 Oct 12

All carrot, no stick!

m@ 4:42 pm 04 Oct 12

Well, that would be great provided they’re not administered by that COGS mob who demand a $30 ‘membership’ fee to ‘apply to go on the waiting list’ for a non-existant bed…

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