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 $50

Live Worms - School Food Gardens

Your $50 gift will bring these glorious creatures to our School Food Gardens, promoting garden health and ensuring our program remains enriching fo... Read More

AUD $50

More Fruit Trees! - School Food Gardens

Your $40 gift will help plant an orchard in one of our school food gardens.   The best investment a school can make is to plant and ... Read More

AUD $50

After School Cooking For Fourteen Kids!

$50 provides ingredients for 14 children living on Public Housing Estates to participate in our weekly After School Cooking Program. This culturall... Read More

AUD $60

Seedlings, Mulch & Manure For Public Hou...

Your $60 gift will provide herbs and veggie seedlings, mulch and manure for communal garden on a public housing estate. Communal gardens on Public ... Read More

AUD $60

Load Of Wood - Community Food Centre

Your $60 gift will help fire up our community oven! \ Our wood fired oven at The Fitzroy Community Food Centre is used for regular commun... Read More

AUD $100

Diggers Plant Voucher - School Food Gard...

Your gift will be used in our School Food Gardens program, providing students with hands on learning which teaches them how to grow their own ... Read More