We are a community-based group of volunteers committed to the environment, growing
and sharing healthy food, and making community connections.
Our values include: Care of people, care of the earth, local food sharing and security.

We aim to: Establish and maintain sustainable community garden practices;
Promote healthy eating, waste reduction and recycling;
Develop community knowledge, skills, and connections;
Engage with other local community groups.

We endeavour to assist you:
To improve your diet, by consuming all the fresh, organic, free food you can grow.
To beautify your local public spaces, with crop flowers, herbs, and fruit trees.
To preserve your ecology, by providing habitat for garden species, reducing your food miles,
and recycling some of you organic waste.
To practice purposeful recreation–by producing something useful from your time.
To preserve your heritage, by planting & swapping the seeds of organic, local crop cultivars.
To affordably rent local garden land, with complimentary tools, water, and compost.
To connect with your community, through participation in communal projects.
To have a place of solace.

We are currently open to non-members 9-12 on Mondays and Thurdays, and 2-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Members (and their guests) have 24/7 access to the gardens.

Special events occur most months.

Non-members may attend on any open day, for a quick tour of the garden, a workshop, or a open special event.

Members may do any resonable gardening or cultural activity on site:
1st You gain membership to the Coffs Community Gardens, with an expression of interest to a
Committee member, and then a membership fee (Individual membership normally 15-20$ per
year, organization membership normally 100$/year) payment.
2nd You decide if you want 0, 1, or 2 (if available) vegetable plots for yourself. Cost is 5$ per
month, per plot you rent. We expect plot-holders to commit to keeping their plots watered and
weeded every normal week (ask others to cover for you on holidays and emergencies). There
are plenty of communal plots, where those who work them may harvest from them.
3rd You grow whichever vegetables you want, and join in any group activities you want. Group
activities include: (education) workshops; (maintenance) working bees; celebration days (like
Christmas); (organizational) meetings; and group visits (from disability assistance groups,
refugee assistance groups, a kindergarten).

The Management Committee meet regularly to plan and organise events tailored to the needs and interests of members and the wider community. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings and participate in the workshops.

CRCG became an Incorporated Association in early 2010. The Association is sponsored and supported by the NSW Environmental Trust, Connect Australia Foundation and the Coffs Coast Local Food Alliance.


53 Combine Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Combine Street Reserve


Garden type:
Community Garden
Public Access:
Garden regularly open to the public within specific hours (please contact garden for details)
Primary Contact:
Secondary contact:
Accessibility features:
Raised garden beds
Garden established:
Listing updated: 1 month 1 week ago
Maintainer's username: CRCG Secretary

New South Wales

Jimi Gatland


Nel Smit


Damian Gillett 

South Australia

Christie Spier


Lorna Martin

Western Australia

Anthony Ridolfo


COGS President (temporary)

Northern Territory

Naomi Lacey


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