Port Macquarie residents promote sustainable living through thriving community garden

Ali Bigg standing in the Lost Plot community garden which she said was flourishing and encouraging sustainable living.

A community garden on the New South Wales mid north coast is thriving and playing a key role in promoting sustainable living.

The Port Macquarie garden called The Lost Plot was initiated by the Port Macquarie Hastings Council and started in April 2014.

It is now entirely managed by volunteers through not-for-profit organisation Port Macquarie Community Gardens.

President Ali Bigg said the garden was a vibrant space where community members could grow and harvest food together, as well as socialise.

"It's a beautiful space. It's a place for growing food but also for people to come and meet and gather, hold community events, learn new things, just hang out and have a good time really," she said.

Ms Bigg said the garden food was organically grown, and working bees were held twice a week for members who, in return for a small annual fee, were able to share in the garden harvest.

"It's a true community garden, rather than an allotment style garden," she said.

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