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 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 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.