Welcome to iCAN Community Garden

 

ABN:

33697093091

Charity Registration Number:

CH3067




Address:   89 to 95 Keogh Street West Ipswich


For more information to join  ICAN Community Garden please contact  us here  

by clicking on the link

or 

Phone :  (07) 3608 4080   

or 

Pop into :

Yellow Brick Road 

 

YBR Ipswich

8/44 East St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Ipswich, QLD 4305, Australia


Facebook Group iCAN Community Garden Link

Public information

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Grab every interest who has a green thumb

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Calling on all people that are interested in becoming a member or joining the community gardens. Soon we will be needing to start committee and get the ball rolling so we can see action happening at the community gardens. Once this is done we can apply for several grants and start seeing a lot of action done on the iCAN Community Gardens site.

For more information about joining please Email at
icanipswich@gmail.com for more information

Very soon we will be calling on people that have the green thumb or handy at doing other things, please keep an eye on this facebook page to know when things are starting or go to
https://icanipswich.org/ipswich-community-garden for any information

About Us

ICAN Community Garden

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We are proud to announce that iCAN has obtained a lease from the Main Roads Department and is establishing a community garden. The community garden will be called iCAN Community Garden at 89 to 95 Keogh Street, West Ipswich.

As you can appreciate a Community Gardening is a valuable activity, contributing to the sustainability and well‐being of the wider community and providing an extensive range of environmental, social, recreational, health and educational benefits.
It is a unique use of public open space, managed by the community primarily for producing food and contributing to the development of a sustainable urban environment. It is a place for learning and sharing about sustainable living practices whilst actively building community through shared activities, and contributing to improved health and well‐being.

We envision that it will be so much more, as we like to reach out to all groups of people, especially the underprivileged and fringe groups that find it hard to be part of a community. We also hope to make it multicultural by inviting all to take part in this garden and hope to encourage community involvement.

We would like to incorporate a place to meet, a place to share and learn from each other, but also a place where charities can work together to help our community.

iCAN is a charity and our aim is to help the underprivileged and creating a feel of belonging in which the underprivileged can thrive and feel part of the community again.

It is a rather large vision, which will need lots of planning, but also help and commitment from the community.
Hence, we are having an opening day to invite people to help plan for this, share their vision for such a community garden and what they would like to see. It is no good for the members of iCAN to build this according to our vision, if that possible does not line up with the needs and vision of the community.

iCAN‘s members are all volunteers and all money raised by us goes directly to projects in the community. We have very enthusiastic members and that has brought us to the point that we now can open this garden.

We would like to invite you to this opening and would love to hear your vision on a community garden. Your support for this community project is vital to make this a success.

The opening will be on Saturday the 3rd of November at 9 am - 2 pm at the community garden at 89 to 95 Keogh Street, West Ipswich.

Hope to see you there.

Updates of the garden

Great news for the garden

 

Just an update on the garden. We have now 110 cement sleepers with 80 still sitting on the trailer. We have been given a donation of some fencing, which will be used to put up the first lot of fencing. Fencing will be done with iron on the bottom to keep out animals and mesh above the iron.

We also have received some piping for the irrigation of the garden plots, plus our first compost bin.

We have been given some gardening tools already.

Thank you for all the people that so generously donated. It is much appreciated.

The next step is to draw up some plans where what is going and then we are ready for working bees.

There are a couple of people that will be driving these working bees and holidays have certainly slowed down the whole process.

Please have a bit more patience, there will be action soon