In June 2011, Yarra City Council adopted Urban Agriculture Guidelines to help local residents grow food in public spaces. These guidelines provide a structured process for the development of community gardens, streetscape planter boxes, nature strip plantings, and productive tree plantings. The Guidelines seek to make Yarra a healthy, sustainable, and delicious community for all people.
Since their establishment, Council has been actively engaging with residents and community groups to explore the potential for appropriate community-based food production throughout the municipality. But urban agriculture can’t happen without you, so we need local residents to get growing in public spaces and help create a vibrant and engaging food-growing culture throughout the neighbourhoods of Yarra.
For more information on the guidelines and how to be involved, visit Yarra City Council Urban Agriculture Guidelines or contact Pete Huff, Urban Agriculture (Community Gardens) Facilitator – firstname.lastname@example.org.