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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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.
The Spring Festival is a chance to celebrate gardening, get involved in the community and learn from each other. The Grow It Local team have organised free online sessions with Costa (Gardening Australia), Paul West (River Cottage Australia), Clive Blazey (Diggers Club), Rodney Dunn (Agrarian Kitchen), the Country Women's Association and more. To learn more visit the Grow It Local website.
What's happening locally?
The Grow It Local team are working hard to bring some exciting workshops to Rockingham as part of the Grow It Local Spring Festival which runs from 1 September to 30 November. If you would like to be involved, keep an eye out on the City's Facebook page for coming events.
If you are interested in holding your own workshop or event for the Spring Festival to share your growing knowledge and skills, visit the Grow It Local website.
Grow.Cook.Eat (Fully booked)
Grow.Cook.Eat is an exciting new series of six gardening, nutrition and cooking workshops held at the Baldivis Community Garden and facilitated by local nutritionist Nicole Ingram.
The sessions are free and open to all ages and gardening abilities.
All session are currently fully booked however we are excited to hold more similar workshops in future.
Baldivis Community Garden Spring Plant and Produce Fair
The Grow It Local team will be at the Baldivis Community Garden's Spring Plant and Produce Fair on Sunday 20 September to answer all of your Grow It Local questions, show people how to 'put their patch on the map' and chat about the many ways to get involved locally.
See the garden's Facebook event for more information.
The City has a number of other exciting workshops and community activities to take part in throughout October and November that will be announced soon.