- 1915 - 2000 Working Dairy Farm
- 1999 - Site Bequeathed to Camden Council
- 2007 - Masterplan Developed - Community Garden Identified as a suggested land use.
- 2009 - Research Report commisioned and delivered on feasibility of Community Gardens
- 2009 - August - Community Gardens proposal put to Town Farm Committee.
- 2009 - September - Public meeting held.
- 2009 - December - Camden Town Farm Community Gardens Assoc. Inc. registered.
- 2009 - Community Builders Grant applied for to the sum of $181 000.
- 2010 - July - Approval of grant acknowledged.
- 2010 - August - Unique platypus design adopted, significance being, unique and locality to their habitat in the Nepean River nearby.
- 2011 - April - Council employs Community Project Officer to administer grant funding and help coordinate build over the next 2 years, expiring July 2013 after a 3 month extension.
- 2012 - Accessible pathways installed.
- 2013 - Heritage Barn adjoining site finished.
in her SCEGGS uniform|
Image Thanks to Camden Historical Society
One of Camden’s most colourful identities, the late Llewella Davies, bequeathed the Camden Town Farm to Council. Miss Davies, the last of her family to reside on the family dairy in Exeter Street, Camden, had always maintained that the property would be left to the people of Camden for their benefit and enjoyment.
This brings us to where we are now.
Camden Community Garden provides these benefits to the local community. Being located on the Camden Exeter Street frontage and being close to the local produce markets venue has given the gardens a great connection with the overall site. The alluvial soils of the together with many years of dairy cattle grazing have proved a bonus for the establishment of a garden. The unique platypus shape layout reflects the Council logo and community aim for environmental sustainability, as well as the unconfirmed sightings on the Nepean River . Nepean River
|The old dairy as it stands today.|
|The Old Barn.|
The recognition of
as a valuable resource has grown immensely over the last 10 years, such sites are invaluable as a means to building community and capacity amongst members of the community. Community Gardens
In areas where land is limited and a very valuable resource they serve as sites where produce can be grown and shared amongst community members, they also serve as communal meeting points where people can share skills, knowledge or just catch up socially.
|just some of the communal potatoe plot.|