Community gardens - Local Food Coalition

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Ballarat Local Food Coalition

In its first year the Ballarat Local Food Coalition will work with Sustain: The Australian Food Network to identify local needs and resources, culminating in an action plan which gives the community more agency to develop a resilient, healthy and fair local food system.

Download the Ballarat Local Food Coalition information sheet for more information.

Local food coalitions (also known as alliances or networks) serve as forums for:

  • discussing food system issues
  • helping to develop a common language and understanding about the strengths and challenges of the local food system
  • fostering coordination and collaboration between different sectors in the food system
  • evaluating and influencing food policy
  • working to mobilise resources and funding
  • launching or supporting programs and services that address local needs

Join a community garden

Community gardening is a proactive use for public open space and helps to create healthy, connected safe and sustainable communities.

Start a community garden

If you're interested in starting your own community garden. View our Guide to Community Gardens.

Want more information?

Call our Community Development team on 5320 5500.