Gardener in community garden

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.

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 attend community workshops or simply get some great tips about growing food locally.

No patch? No worries!

We will be running workshops throughout the year in collaboration with local community groups. To find out more about the local activities, check out the Grow It Local marketplace. All City-led workshops will also appear on the City's What's On calendar. You don't have to be signed up to Grow It Local to join in.

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.

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.

Learn more

Hear from Grow It Local Ambassador Costa

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