Become part of our vibrant garden community! Whether you've got the greenest thumbs in Australia, or can't tell a shovel from a rake - you are welcome at the Alice Springs Community Garden.
With regular gardening bees, social meetups and events, there are lots of opportunities to get involved, share knowledge and meet new people.
The Alice Springs Community Garden is supported and auspiced by Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), and all Garden Users and Plotholders must first become members. ALEC is central Australia’s peak environmental organisation; defending Australia’s iconic desert country for 40 years. Learn more about ALEC here.
See below on how to get involved with the garden and you'll be planting seedlings in no time.
PURCHASE AN ALEC + GARDEN USER MEMBERSHIP
We have upgraded our system so now you can purchase an ALEC and garden user membership in one package!
You can now have an annual ALEC and garden user membership in one, making it easier to be involved in the garden and with ALEC.
The Alice Springs Community Garden is supported and auspiced by Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), and all Garden Users and Plotholders must first become members.
If your membership is due to expire soon and you want to continue your membership as well as become a garden user consider purchasing a new ALEC and garden user membership.
If you are already a member - thank you. See below on how to become a garden user or plot holder.
BECOME A GARDEN USER OR A PLOT HOLDER
If you are already an ALEC member you now may become a garden user or plot holder. If you’re renewing your garden user membership and your ALEC membership is close to expiring please consider purchasing a combined ALEC and garden user membership (see above) to make it easier for you to keep up to date with your annual membership and garden user fees.
BECOME A GARDEN USER
A Garden User receives the gate access code (after completing a garden induction) and is welcome to participate in working bees, garden in and take home produce from the communal plots.
Annual Garden User Fees:
These fees cover ongoing Garden costs like irrigation, electricity, insurance etc. ALEC members with a ‘family’ membership only need to pay one Garden User Fee per family.
It’s a great way to get involved with the community without the ongoing responsibility of maintaining an individual plot. Come find out what the Community Garden is all about by becoming a Garden User and participating in all the Garden happenings.
BECOME A PLOT HOLDER
If you are interested in having a private plot, please visit the link below to check whether any are available. If none are currently available you can register your interest and will go on a waitlist until a plot becomes available. You can always become a Garden User in the meantime and get your hands dirty!
Once you’ve become an ALEC member and either a garden user or plot holder you will need to attend a garden induction before you will have access to the garden, but as soon as you have completed that you will be provided with the gate code and then will have access to the community garden.
We also recommend you download the Whatsapp app - a significant proportion of communication happens via this communication app as it allows real time information sharing, from volunteer call outs to ripe fruit and veg to be picked by garden members.