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Urban Grown

Urban Grown is a social enterprise (non-profit) run by the Port Kembla Community Project. It is focused on reducing youth unemployment in the Southern Illawarra region and plans to achieve this through training and employing local youth to set up and operate various community farm sites. Profits from the enterprise are fed back into the program to allow it to grow and enhance its effectiveness.

 

What are the community farms?

There are currently two community farm sites; the Warrawong High School site and the Harry Morton Park site (Port Kembla). The Warrawong High School site will produce organic fruit and vegetables, while the Harry Morton Park site will produce flowers. Both of these products will be sold to local businesses to produce a revenue stream for the social enterprise.

 

How can you get involved?

The community farms have been planned and are ready to implement. There are a number of ways you can get involved:

 

Working bees

  • Working bees will be performed to initially set up both sites.
  • The work involves activities such as land clearing, weeding, planting and fencing (a great opportunity to get your hands dirty!)

Organisation marketing

  • The project requires help to market the organic food and flowers and its acceptance into the wider community. Help market the permaculture principles applied in the gardens to the wider community.

 

Fortnightly Meetings at:

North Beach

Lobby Bar 6:00pm
2-14 Cliff Rd
Wollongong NSW 2500 

Illawarra Rotaract Meeting