𝐒𝐖𝐀𝐌𝐏… cultivating food and community culture.
𝐖𝐇𝐘… To reconnect, inspire and elevate societies’ indivisible connection to nature and the connection of our health to the land.
𝐖𝐇𝐎… SWAMP is a Community Garden and Urban farm, a not-for-profit – social enterprise, environmental education space, and creative and agricultural hub located at The Central Coast Wetlands on Traditional Country.
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓… An opportunistic makers project which acknowledges the symbiotic relationship between health and land by way of a community garden. A shared space where hand, heart, and mind inspire connection on a
multigenerational level and support the inclusivity of diverse community groups.
Our garden facilitates education on sustainable food practices, agriculture, rewilding and community resilience, through the development of practical skills, knowledge application, and leadership cultivation.
We run a nature play group twice a week which is an educational program for preschool-aged children around learning about growing food, tasting food from the garden, music, and art. We also have a funded Soil to Plate Program alongside YouConnect a youth disability service with young people living with disabilities and their support care team.
The workshops are all around connecting to land, country, food, understanding growing, different food systems, connecting with nature and natural wisdom – this has been absolutely life-changing for both the participants and facilitators, we have seen a huge impact around confidence, engagement, and understanding of the importance of connecting into the community around food, health, and culture.
Each week we have the boys from The Glen Centre, these young men are connecting back into community after alcohol and drug addiction and they are providing us so much in the way of service to help us with big projects and the establishment of a bush food and medicinal garden – we are also helping to assist in the early planning stages of The Glen for Women with their garden design. We also visit a local preschool and help out with their garden, composting, and worm farm.
We regularly run workshops around sustainability skills, pollinators, mushrooms, foundational gardening ideas, rewilding in nature and composting and worm farming, and much more in between.
We also love to help our local community and provide produce to the local salvation army oasis shop, farmers markets, and other local organisations in need. We love being part of the permaculture community and connecting with other local community gardens, festivals, and community activities.
SWAMP – Sustainable Wetlands Agricultural Makers Project – Central Coast https://www.facebook.com/Swampcentralcoast