Rising our Neighborhood Gardens | Mirage Information
To higher assist and develop neighborhood produce gardens in Bayside, we have improved our coverage that guides how we make choices about establishing and managing neighborhood gardens.
Neighborhood gardens present a helpful recreation exercise that helps social connections, encourages sustainable residing practices, and contributes to general well being and well-being.
At its July assembly, Council adopted a brand new Neighborhood Backyard Coverage following consideration of neighborhood suggestions.
The brand new Neighborhood Backyard Coverage goals to encourage and help the expansion of neighborhood gardens all through Bayside to offer a protected and truthful setting for all neighborhood members to return collectively and develop contemporary produce. The coverage will guarantee neighborhood gardens have a constructive social and environmental influence and considers cultural security, variety, and entry for all.
New additions to the coverage embrace:
- Encouraging extra Neighborhood Gardens in Bayside
- introducing a two-stage utility and evaluation course of to streamline neighborhood backyard requests
- Council run engagement for proposals that progress to stage two of the evaluation course of
- outlining the extent of assist Council will present to Neighborhood Backyard teams.
The coverage additionally outlines the tasks of the gardeners and the Council to make sure that the gardens are well-maintained and meet the neighborhood’s wants and expectations. Council will proceed to work carefully with neighborhood teams and people to evaluate neighborhood backyard functions, establish appropriate places, and assist their institution and administration.
The brand new coverage displays the neighborhood’s collective imaginative and prescient for a greener, more healthy, and extra sustainable Bayside, encouraging the expansion of contemporary produce, selling social interplay, and making a thriving and sustainable neighborhood in Bayside.