Heritage Forest Community Garden
The Heritage Forest Community Garden (HFCG) is located in the Heritage Forest surrounded by serene parklands. It is a productive community garden consisting of plots and raised garden beds, compost bays, a worm farm, a central outbuilding for garden tools and a participants’ shelter.
The vision of the Heritage Forest Community Garden (HFCG) was to create opportunities for migrants and local Tasmanians to grow produce of their choice, to have secure access to fresh produce and to nurture and share important life skills. The site and project also provides opportunities for training and the development of social enterprises.
The site development was funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund. The HFCG is located in Launceston’s northern suburbs in Mowbray, with the land owned by Launceston City Council. The project partners include MRC North, Youth Futures, Launceston City Council, Launceston Rotary Club and local resident and volunteer, Gus Green.
The garden was officially completed and launched in April 2016 and is currently managed by another local community organisation, Youth Futures. Future plans include the delivery of horticultural training, exploration of social enterprise opportunities, open garden days and market stalls.
For more information about how to participate in the Heritage Garden please contact Alister Mackinnon or reception on 6332 2211.