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Acton Community Garden 

The Acton Community Garden is a place for students, staff and everyone else to get their hands dirty and grow some food. Since September 2015 the Canberra Environment Centre has completed a number of projects in the garden in order to re-establish it as a food producing paradise.  

Two Work for the Dole programs are continuing in 2018, alongside a LEAD disability program, three days a week.

The garden is open to keen beans of all skill levels, all year round.

Get involved by:

  • Coming along to a weekly Wednesday afternoon gardening bee (winter hours are 3pm - 5pm) or dropping by at ANY time Tuesday to Thursday. 
  • Joining us at our monthly Saturday morning gardening bee, on the second Saturday of every month, 10am - 12pm. With Repair Cafe also happening at the same time, it's a great opportunity to meet plenty of like minded people and get your hands dirty. 
  • Using the space for education, research or therapeutic purposes. Have an idea? Let us know by visiting, calling on 6248 0885 or emailing us at
  • Sign up to our mailing list by clicking the button below

everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in the garden for any period of time from Tuesdays to Thursdays 9:00am to 5:00pm each week.

If you need a break from your studies or you just want to help out and take home some fresh veggies or simply want to learn a thing or two about growing your own food, come down and say hello.

The garden is right here at the Canberra Environment Centre and we would love to see you down here to share some stories, get your hands dirty and eat fresh veggies from the garden.