Community Groups

A farm in your backyard

 

· Thursday, August 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

ST PETERS: On a sunny Saturday in July the City of Sydney held an open information day for its newest community project, the City Farm. Hundreds of people turned out for the City Farm Community Day in Sydney Park on July 28 where visitors embraced the fruit and plant giveaways, and gardening demonstrations from Angus Stewart of ABC’s Gardening Australia.

Re-investing in vulnerable communities

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Justice Re-Investment model seeks to divert all that funding into vulnerable communities. Education, health, social services such as childcare, rehab and community development programs that address the…

Restless for the common good

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Alliance is Australia’s first attempt at the kind of broad-scale community organising pioneered by American organiser Saul Alinksy and his Industrial Areas Foundation and made famous in…

Helping the homeless

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

On June 17, Cana hosted a Family Open Day at its new farm in Orchard Hills. Cana Farm is a retreat and training centre. “We continue to be…

CEOs sleep rough

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

Roy Wakelin-King, CEO of the Australian Technology Park (ATP), became aware of the event because the ATP runs Eveleigh Markets and, while he wasn’t sure exactly what he…

Big Stay Out for Mini Vinnies

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

These are just some of the comments made by the student participants in the Mini-Vinnies Stay Out held in the playground of St Mary’s School. Modeled on the well-known…

The Settlement renovated

 

· Wednesday, June 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Settlement was founded over a hundred years ago and moved to its present location in the 1920s when the Sydney University Women’s Society purchased the hall at…

Cana’s Farm

 

· Sunday, June 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

Sunday, June 17 will see live music and entertainment, fresh fruit, vegies and eggs for sale, a sausage sizzle, and the opening of a community café. All are…

Kristina’s column

 

· Friday, June 15, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Liberal/National O’Farrell Government is looking to scrap the Community Building Partnership Grants as part of cuts they intend to make in the upcoming Budget. These are the…

North Eveleigh developments

 

· Friday, June 15, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

High on a list of issues for local residents was the SMDA’s plan to allocate 12 per cent of the total floor space to affordable housing in accordance…