Get Involved

Join 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, Eastside. 

With regular gardening bees, social meetups, Harvest Cafe, workshops and events, there are lots of opportunities to get involved, share knowledge, meet new people and grow abundant produce.

The Alice Springs Community Garden is supported by Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), and all Garden Members and Plot Holders must first become ALEC Members. 

ALEC is central Australia’s peak environmental organisation; defending Australia’s iconic desert country for 40 years.


Garden Membership

A Garden Membership is the way to get involved in the Community Garden. After 3 months you also have the option of becoming a Plot Holder.

Upon joining, you need to attend a Garden induction, at which you will be given a Garden tour, learn about our Policies and Procedures explained ( to help keep the Garden a Safe and Healthy environment) and be asked to sign a Garden Member Agreement. You will be given the gate code so you have access to the Garden 24/7.

In return for all that the Garden offers you, we need members to contribute some of your time and energy to help care for this Garden and Community of which you are a part. 

As a Garden Member you are expected to be actively involved 6 times over 6 months every 6 months.

There are many different activities beside working bees you can get involved in to suit your interests and abilities. Helping at the café, cooking baked goods, repairing irrigation, sharpening tools, OH&S, assisting at events/workshops or offering your skills from home e.g IT assistance, social media, etc. More options can be discussed at your induction.

It’s a great opportunity to get to know people, share your knowledge and you’ll learn heaps too!

Come and find out what the Community Garden is all about.

Select from one of the following annual Garden Member Fees:

$75 Individual 

$100 Family

$35 Concession/Unwaged

$60 Family Concession

Garden Membership fee contributes to the ongoing Garden costs like water, irrigation maintenance, electricity, tools, manure, seedlings, fertilisers etc.

After participating in 3 working bees at the Garden you have the option of becoming a Plot Holder (when one becomes available)


A Garden Membership is the way to get involved in the Community Garden then after 3 working bees you have the option of becoming a Plot Holder. If no plots are available we will put you on the waitlist for the next available one.