Freshwater Community Garden is now into its 5th year of existence and is a testimony to the persistent work of local volunteers with a small level of assistance from local government.
Volunteers in the unfenced Crown Reserve Garden, tend the plants, mow the lawns, remove the weeds and harvest the crops. Many friendships have been formed during these activities.
These local bottom-up environmental initiatives, according to the Finnish Futures Research Centre have a wider application globally.
Freshwater Community Garden seeks to create an attractive, welcome, shared and safe place to grow fruit trees, vegetables and flowers using sustainable practices, and to promote social harmony and inclusion through building community capacity.