Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community is a not for profit organisation working towards an equitable food system that sustains the health and diversity of both our communities and our environment. Our passion for creating a better food future involves activities spanning food systems advocacy and support, urban agriculture, community food centres, school food gardens, food waste management and environmental education. Our mission is to work with diverse and low-income communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems.

Through our work in Public Housing Community Gardens we provide opportunities for low income and migrant communities to access healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food. Today we support over 700 gardeners to keep their food cultures and traditions alive. Our community gardens are welcoming spaces of cultural sharing and growing together.

Our Community Food Centres and Food System activities bring people together to connect over food. Around the table and in the kitchen we learn new skills, share our knowledge and support our wonderfully diverse cultures. These welcoming, educational spaces not only address individual food insecurity, but foster community to create strong bonds and networks that empower beyond each shared meal.

Within our School Food Garden program and our After School Cooking classes, we create opportunities for kids to learn how to grow and prepare food, reduce food waste and act sustainably. In both the garden and the kitchen, we facilitate exploration, encourage curiosity and enable students to apply their own learning to a new environment.

Cultivating Community are passionate and motivated to grow, learn and share with the community, working together to increase the sustainability of our food and garden programs, while promoting access to healthy, affordable and culturally diverse food.


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AUD $10

Seat At Community Lunch For One!

Your $10 gift will provide someone from the Fitzroy Housing Estate an opportunity to participate in our weekly Meet and Eat Community Lunch. Every ... Read More

AUD $15

Seasonal Seedlings - Public Housing Comm...

Your $15 gift will assist a low income community gardener to buy seasonal seedlings for their garden plot.   Cultivating Community manage 22 C... Read More

AUD $25

After School Cooking For Six Kids!

Your $25 gift provides ingredients for 6 children living on Public Housing Estates to participate in our weekly After School Cooking Program. ... Read More

AUD $35

Tumbleweed Worm Feast - School Food Gard...

A wonderful addition to our food garden beds for children as these worm farms can survive all weather conditions and are easy maintained by childre... Read More

AUD $35

After School Cooking For Twelve Kids!

Your $35 gift provides ingredients for 12 children living on Public Housing Estates to participate in our weekly After School Cooking Program.... Read More

AUD $40

Fruit Tree - School Food Garden

Your $40 gift will buy a fruit tree to be planted in one of our school food gardens.  A fruit tree is a lasting legacy providing kids with hom... Read More