The Karratha Community Garden was established through a small grant and the hard work of a group of like-minded people, who wanted a space for the community to grow. Once a suitable plot had been identified, a stand-alone incorporated association, The Karratha Community Garden Inc, was formed and land leased from council.
From humble beginnings – relying on the generous donations of seedlings, clippings, soil, irrigation, mulch, skilled labour and any large items that could be transformed into garden beds – to applying for community grants and sponsorship that saw the installation of shade sails, a BBQ, surveillance cameras and concreted sitting areas, the community garden quickly evolved into a thriving space for community members, old and new.
The garden is open to members of the public at any time and hosts weekly ‘busy bees’ that see community members contributing to maintaining the gardens, sharing knowledge and resources, and enjoying the benefits of growing fresh, high-quality, organically grown fruit and vegetables. The garden has also been host to a number of events including mums and bubs groups, disability inclusion programs, knitting clubs and early childhood education programs.