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Steering Committee Member

Naomi Lacey

President, Community Gardens Australia

Naomi is a permaculturalist who is passionate about promoting healthy food systems, sustainable lifestyles and cultivating community. She helped to establish the first community garden in the satellite city of Palmerston in Darwin and is currently the President of the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network.

Naomi believes that community gardens provide valuable spaces in which to cultivate sustainable lifestyles and healthy food systems in our cities. They are also a wonderful way of bringing people together to share, learn, grow and enjoy the many benefits of growing their own food.

About Community Gardens Australia

Community Gardens Australia envisions enriching, nourishing, accessible and resilient community gardens for all Australians. We seek to build community and improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through community gardening activities and to ensure a more liveable future for us all.

We do this by facilitating the formation and management of community gardens by providing:

· Resources

· Education & training

· Networking opportunities

· Funding advice and

· Advocacy

We also promote the benefits of community gardening and urban agriculture to the wider community and provide an online directory of gardens accessible to the public.