Get Involved

GET INVOLVED

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 + GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

The Alice Springs Community Garden is supported and auspiced by Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), and all Garden Users and Plotholders must have an active ALEC membership

General Membership is currently at capacity! 

We have reached maximum capacity for Community Garden membership and unfortunately, temporarily cannot accept new members. We have created a waiting list for individuals who are interested in being a garden member in the future. Please email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list. 

The following is general information  on pricing for ALEC + Garden User memberships. 

$80 Individual + General Member 

$35 Concession + General Member

$100 Family + General Member

BECOME A GENERAL MEMBER OR A PLOT HOLDER

ALEC members have the option available to become a General Member or plot holder. Garden memberships and plots are sold out for 2021!

BECOME A GENERAL MEMBER

As aforementioned, we currently do not have Garden User memberships available but if you are interested in signing up for the waitlist please contact [email protected]. If you are interested in being part of the community garden network and want to volunteer for working bees to help establish the Westside Community Garden in Gillen please sign up here

We appreciate your willingness to join our community and hope to see you at the garden soon. 

The following is general information on our General Member memberships: 

A General Membership to the Garden is a great way to get involved without the ongoing responsibility of maintaining an individual plot.  This membership is designed to increase participation in and access to the Garden. As a General Member you are welcome to participate in a range of volunteer activities, including working bees, workshops, committee, FFA, café, events and more. In return for your participation you will be provided with the gate code for access outside of open hours. This means you can water in those seedlings you planted during a working bee, drop off your compost and pick some greens from the communal plots and more.

Annual Garden User Fees: 

$50 Individual or Family

$25 Concession or Unwaged

Membership fee of $50 annually contributes to the ongoing Garden costs like water, irrigation maintenance, electricity, tools, manure, seedlings, fertilisers etc.  

A General Member must maintain membership of the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) for insurance purposes.

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 General Member 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!

Become a Plot Holder by clicking here.

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.