Community Gardens with Naomi Lacey

by | November 19, 2023 | Permaculture Podcast

This episode is part of the Urban Agriculture Month series, so I’m speaking to the wonderful Naomi Lacey – permaculture community gardener and president of Community Gardens Australia (an organisation I helped to start up back in 1995).

She’s recently returned from a 16 week research fellowship exploring national and regional community garden networks in order to bring back inspiration and lessons to apply back in Australia. Check out her guide on How to Start a Community Garden!

We chat about why community gardens are so important, what possibilities she saw in her expedition and recent Australian community garden roadtrip, what’s going on in the Community Gardens Australia network, and how to find resources & get involved!

If you’re interested in attending the Urban Agriculture Forum in Sydney that was mentioned in the podcast, visit


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