About Us

 

We are Vera Street Community Garden Inc, a grass-roots, get-your-hands-dirty group of local and not-so-local residents who come together to do organic gardening and creek rehabilitation within the grounds of Toowong College, off Vera Street in West Toowong

We formed in 2005 and have since incorporated and registered as a Community Land Resource Management group with the state department of Natural Resources, Water and Mines. Our aims are to help people of all skill levels come together to establish and maintain organic vegetable garden beds, for shared consumption. Further to this we hope to ‘grow community’ as well, and welcome people who want to make new connections with others.

We have a green vision and hope to be a model for sustainable water use, and to give something back to the land in the work we do helping to rehabilitate Toowong Creek, adjacent to our garden site. There are also opportunities to help make artwork for the garden, get involved in funding applications and other activities associated with running the group.

 

To create and maintain a sustainable community garden on environmentally aware principles.

To conduct habitat protection and Creek Rehabilitation at Toowong Creek.

To provide an opportunity for school and community interaction through the Science, Maths and Technology Academy.

To foster inter-generational and inter-cultural relationships in the local community

To revitalise existing knowledge about gardening and native bush regeneration within the inner city suburbs

We have people of many nationalities within our group, and we aim to welcome every person who wants to improve or share their gardening skills!”