About

The Cooma Community Garden (est2009) has created a community focal point which aims to improve the quality of life of participants; a gathering point for all people to share a common interest, celebrate the seasons and develop a sense of “place” in our natural world.

Aims of the Garden: The CCG will hold educational workshops as required to establish and maintain a demonstration “back yard” garden and allotments.

By demonstrating what can be done, the CCG anticipates that the capacity building nature of the workshops with enable and encourage people to grow food in their own backyards.

The CCG aims to maintain a water-wise approach in the operation of the garden.

The CCG aims to create and sustain for rent and/or sponsorship through CCG.

The CCG aims to engage volunteers and community members in the Garden, such as Cooma Mens Shed and local schools, and from time to time to support the activities relevant to both parties eg. the Uniting Church Annual Fete and Harvest Festivals.

Vision

“A common ground for the Cooma community”

Our History

The Cooma Community Garden (est2009) has created a community focal point which aims to improve the quality of life of participants; a gathering point for all people to share a common interest, celebrate the seasons and develop a sense of “place” in our natural world. The Cooma Community Garden incorporates individuals who rent plots as well as communal plots for shared activities such as School holiday programs, school excursions, Multicultural activity days and Permaculture training. The Cooma Community Garden is a partnership between the St. Andrews Uniting Church and Cooma Challenge.(quoted from MoU2014)

MEMBERSHIP The CCG Committee is comprised of the following office bearers: Secretary, Treasurer, Maintenance, Media (floating chair)

Terms of Reference:

  • Meetings: to be held monthly or where appropriate
  • Quorum: Attendance by 3 officer bearers and at least 2 members
  • Correspondence should be sent to The Secretary, Cooma Community Garden, 61 Soho Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Auspice:

The Cooma Community Garden was auspiced by Cooma and Monaro Progress Association (CMPA) in 2014 (to 2019)

INSURANCE: Membership fees cover the public liability insurance with Garden Clubs of Australia, to meet the duty of care to the community who access the garden.

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