Yandina Community Gardens Inc. (YCG) is a membership-based community group dedicated to providing education and practical experiences in Permaculture Design Principles. YCG and “The Blue House” is a volunteer-run learning environment for Permaculture gardening. It was established for the community to gain practical skills in growing their own food and also features an old Queensland weatherboard house which has been retrofitted to demonstrate practical solutions to changing your home to be more sustainable.
What We Believe
Our Vision is to be an inclusive, sustainable community promoting a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Our Mission is to promote environmentally sustainable, economical, healthy living based on Permaculture principles by education and by example in an inclusive community-based garden.
Our Values are, care for earth, care of people and share the surplus
The Community Gardens demonstrate organic food production using Permaculture design principles
- Water-wise tropical vegetables are propagated in the nursery from stock grown in the gardens and are available for sale to the public.
- ‘Sustainable living’ projects demonstrate energy-efficiency and the use of renewable resources, for example, the solar hot water and photovoltaic systems on The Blue House roof and the’ straw bale shelter’ for the garden volunteers.
- The Gardens are an exceptional venue for Permaculture education and they are a meeting place not only for residents of Yandina but the greater Sunshine Coast community.
Come and take a walk with Morag Gamble through our abundant community garden…