Southern River College Community Garden

Title: Southern River College Community Garden
Episode: 6
Broadcast Date: 6/4/14
Presenter: Trevor

There’s something happening in the suburbs all around Australia, and there are a lot of people riding the wave of interest. Costa Georgiardes, Stephanie Alexander and countless other high people are tying their names to these community gardens, and our own Trevor Cochrane is working on his sixth in three years too. Welcome to what will be one of Australia’s largest; the Southern River Community Garden.

  • Local government seems to be the driving force behind the development of many of these gardens and this is most definitely the in the City of Gosnells, with their community development team led by Marie Walker working alongside the local community college principle Everal Pearse
  • Together they have turned a once barren waste land into the beginnings of something very special.
  • The mayor of the City of Gosnells is Dave Griffiths and he’s right behind building stronger community spirit in Gosnells through shared gardening experiences
  • Gosnell's has historically been a garden pioneer in Perth with over 100 years of great nurseries and historic gardens in the district – this heritage is reflected today in the magnificent parks the council still maintains.