Expressions of interest are now open for Harvest Corner Community Garden
We are looking for an enthusiastic community group who would like the opportunity to manage Harvest Corner Community Garden and are offering the successful group a $20,000 establishment fund.
If you are interested, please follow the steps below:
- Read the Terms of Agreement (three-year agreement) HERE.
- Complete the Expression of Interest form HERE.
- Submit your Expression of Interest to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the Community Team.
Applications close 5pm on Thursday, 7 December 2023.
Applications received will be evaluated by a selection panel utilising the selection criteria to determine the organisation most suited to manage Harvest Corner Community Garden.
The applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Organisations presence in Palmerston and the Northern Territory.
- Previous or present contributions to the local community. This may include contributions such as programs and services you deliver that support the local community; sponsorship or support provided to other local community groups; or volunteering and capacity building opportunities provided to the local community.
- Experience managing a community garden or similar community programs.
- Established relationships with potential stakeholders who may support the use and activation of the space and programs delivered.
Methodology and capacity to deliver:
- Proposal and vision for managing the community garden over a 3-year period demonstrating an achievable and sustainable approach that will foster community inclusion.
- Proposed activities and programs for the community garden.
- Proposal to build and sustain strong membership for the community garden.
- Organisational structure and governance demonstrating a strong foundation to manage the community garden and support sustainability.
- Plans for implementing sustainable practices to create a garden that uses environmentally friendly practices, such as recycling, reusable water sources and composting.
Proposal for the use of the one-off establishment fund of $20,000 which may be split over the 3-year period of the Agreement.
In 2012, City of Palmerston began working with the community to establish Palmerston's first community garden 'Harvest Corner' situated next to Gray Community Hall.
Using funding provided by the Federal Government, and in partnership with an enthusiastic bunch of community volunteers, Harvest Corner Community Garden sowed its first seeds in 2013 and continues to grow under the management of its committee of local residents.
The vision for Harvest Corner Community Garden is to provide a shared gardening space for the Palmerston community that allows members to engage with each other and nature, be active and learn new skills, improving health, wellbeing, and community connectedness.
Harvest Corner Community Garden also provides a clear environmental benefit to the community through increased greening and cooling of an urban space. It offers educational opportunities for sustainable living practices, fostering community engagement, and providing a space for residents to grow their own produce