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.
Take a look at the steps below, and you'll be planting seedlings in no time.
STEP ONE: Become an ALEC Member
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. Find out more and become a member by clicking here.
If you are already a member - thank you. Jump ahead to step two!
STEP TWO: Become a Garden User OR a Plot Holder
There are two ways to engage with the Community Garden:
Become a Garden User
A Garden User receives the gate access code and is welcome to participate in working bees, garden in and take home produce from the communal plots. A $50 annual Garden User Fee per individual ($25 concession/unwaged) covers 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 above 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!