Home Gardens of Haberfield – Inner West Councils – Stronger Communities Grants Program

Brief Description:

We are researching home gardens in Haberfield, to map, document and showcase the neighbourhood’s cultural diversity through interviews with gardeners and photographs of gardens.

Gardens have been identified as significant locations of placemaking and environmental negotiation for communities in Australia. Gardens are also seen as sites where people can maintain and create cultural and aesthetic practices, add to the cultural and environmental diversity of the urban landscape, and provide the location for greening practices in everyday life. In documenting and making visible to the community and general public existing and contemporary gardening practices, this project aims are three-fold:

To connect history and cultural diversity to the idea of sustainable practices documenting gardens in the Inner West.

• To recognise the importance of gardening as placemaking and as a reflection of shifting cultural, social and environmental landscape of the Inner West.

• To foster a sense of connection and belonging through cultural exchanges that enable people to feel proud of the contribution they make to their multicultural neighbourhoods by sharing the stories of their gardens, and to the environment by reducing the resources required by large scale agriculture.

Gardening, Gardens, Inner West, Plants, Urban Gardening

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