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 General Members 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 General Members and Plotholders must have an active ALEC membership
The following is general information on pricing for ALEC + Garden User memberships.
ALREADY AN ALEC MEMBER? BECOME A GENERAL MEMBER
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 enjoy the green space and more.
Annual General Member Fees:
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!
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.