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What is Grow It Local?

Grow It Local is a new community initiative to encourage more people to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. The City of Rockingham is one of the first local governments to proudly support the initiative and we are encouraging local growers to "put their patch on the map" on the Grow It Local website.

Register your patch, outline what’s growing and highlight whether you’re interested in connecting with other local growers to share or sell your produce, knowledge, space or skills. Likewise, aspiring growers can log on, see what’s growing locally, connect with experts and get inspired.  

  • When – Year-round with a focus on seasonal activities i.e. Autumn and Spring Festival
  • Where – In and around Rockingham in backyards and courtyards, local community gardens, Council venues etc.
  • How much – Free to sign-up. Members may charge for their services, skill-sharing or homegrown produce and goods.
  • Grow It Local website
  • Social channels –  Facebook  or Instagram

Want to learn more about Grow It Local in Rockingham? Call us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au for more information. If you would like to know more about upcoming workshops please see below or check out the City's What's On page.

Frequently asked questions

Who is it for?

Grow It Local is for everyone! The program encourages the whole community to get involved. It’s for green thumbs and food growers, sustainability enthusiasts, new and small-scale gardeners, local businesses, schools, community gardens and local groups to connect, share skills, produce, space and more.

Why get involved?

There are many reasons to get involved in Grow It Local.

  • See who and what’s growing locally.
  • Connect with local growers and food lovers.
  • Host or attend workshops and events.
  • Share produce, seeds and seedlings.
  • List unused space for growing.
  • Help inspire the next generation of growers.
How do I get involved?

Getting involved is easy!

Simply head to the Grow It Local website and "put your patch on the map".

Once you are signed up you can see who and what is growing locally, connect with local growers and food lovers, explore opportunities to join a local community garden or simply get some great tips about growing food locally.

When you are on the website simply click on 'search' then explore the drop down categories to find local produce and foods, experiences and workshops, seeds and seedlings and products and services.

No patch? No worries!

Start by checking out the Grow It Local Facebook page where there are plenty of great ideas and videos to get you inspired. The Grow It Local team has put together a series of videos to inspire and share knowledge so keep an eye out on their Facebook page for upcoming live online events.

If you are a local community group and want to be involved, we would love to hear from you.  Please call us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au for more information.

What does it cost?

Thanks to the support of the City of Rockingham, the program is free for residents to sign up and participate in. We will be running workshops throughout the year which will be free of charge.

Grow It Local members may choose to charge a fee for their skill or knowledge sharing services, produce or homemade products.

Why is the City involved?

Grow It Local is one of a number of City initiatives designed to encourage positive sustainable living behaviours and food systems, facilitate community building, and support waste education and organic waste diversion from landfill. We will be working closely with local community stakeholders to ensure the Grow It Local program is meeting the expectations of the community.

Local community gardens

Baldivis Community Garden

The Baldivis Community Garden (BCG) is located at 4 Amberley Drive, Baldivis. The BCG is a not-for-profit incorporation run by a group of passionate volunteers. It is a communal space for people to garden, volunteer, rent a plot, socialise, slow down, learn new skills and take home fresh, organic produce to feed our families.

 Baldivis Garden Volunteers

To become a part of this growing initiative, go along on a Sunday from 8.30am–10.30am, on a Friday by appointment or attend one of their monthly workshops.  If you are interested in renting a plot or becoming a member, email team@bcgarden.org.au. You can also register your interest and go on a waiting list for a garden bed when the garden extends its land in the near future. Check out the garden's Facebook page for more information or see the Baldivis Community Garden Brochure below.

Naragebup-Rockingham Regional Environmental Centre Community Garden

Naragebup, also known as the Rockingham Environmental Centre, is a non-profit community organisation run by volunteers. Built by the community for the community as an education and resource centre, Naragebup has a community garden on site. Check out Naragebup's Facebook page or the Naragebup website for more information. If you would like to know more please call 9591 3077 or email naragebup@outlook.com

Naragebup Community Garden

Rockingham City Community Garden

The Rockingham City Community Garden is located along Unnaro St, Hillman behind the Hillman Hall. You can contact the garden on 9594 0359 or email rockinghamcommunitygarden@gmail.com or check out their Facebook.

Rockingham City Community Garden

Events

Grow.Cook.Eat

Grow.Cook.Eat is a free series of six gardening, nutrition and cooking workshops facilitated by a local nutritionist, Nicole Ingram.

The first session starts on 18 February 2021. All sessions will be held at the Rockingham Regional Environmental Centre, Naragebup, located at 49 Safety Bay Road, Rockingham.

Come along and learn more about all things gardening including growing from seeds and seedlings, using your space well, improving soil, composting and more. Each session will also include some nutrition education and a few sessions will include cooking too.

There is no need to attend all sessions, just register for the sessions that interest you.

Call 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au to register. Spaces are limited so get in quick.

See the flyer for more information.

Learn more

Hear from Grow It Local Ambassador Costa

Grow it Local logo

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