Prior to 2010, Alice Park Community was a piece of wasteland hidden behind a tall hedge in a corner of Alice Park. Local resident and Transition Larkhall member Kathy Cook discovered it dog walking in the Park and obtained permission from the council to set up a garden.
Run on a voluntary basis by a management sub committee of Transition Larkhall, the current committee is:
Carol Stone - garden manager and volunteer co-ordinator
Kathy Cook - administrator
Alison Harper - artist in residence
Shehana Gomez - website and fundraising
Kirsten Melbourne - Voices liaison
Alice Park Community Garden gives locals the tools they need for self reliance. It models community resilience and food self sufficiency, essential in today's rapidly changing world by sharing skills and knowledge while encouraging volunteers and visitors to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
The Garden currently consists of:
a circular social area with log seating
a wildlife pond
wonderful hand- built green oak shelter.
The Community garden is a social hub where local community members can gather.
It also raises funds to provide workshops for people within the local community.