From 1 June 2020, the first 100 garden patches registered within the City of Rockingham will receive a free organic salad seed mix.
See "How Do I Get Involved?' (below) for directions on how to register your patch. The seed mix will then be posted to you in August in time for spring.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.