The Old School Community Garden: More Than a Growing Place, Building Community and Food Security

By David G. Lloyd.

Published by The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context

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The Old School Community Garden (TOSCG) is new and developing. It is situated in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia and is looking to be more than a “growing place”, although food security is considered important. Community consultation has informed the development of six grounding aims - a meeting place, a growing place, a learning place, a healthy place, a sustainable place, a beautiful place. These developed aims are revealing of what the community values. This first paper on TOSCG describes and critiques the garden aims and outlines progress in its first year.

Keywords: Community Garden, Developing Community, Sustainable Communities

The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.73-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: June 22, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.455MB)).

Dr. David G. Lloyd

Adjunct Reasearch Fellow, Barbara Hardy Institute, Univsersity of South Australia, Stirling, South Australia, Australia