INTER-GENERATIONAL GARDENING

‘Intergenerational gardening is the act of older adults passing along plant information, gardening skills, and cultural traditions to younger generations.’

Last Saturday 11th August a small working bee group help to establish the initial stage of an intergenerational garden at the Edible Landscapes Gardens at Nerang Parkland.

Growing food, building community

“Not everything that grows in a garden is a plant”.  Gardening is just one of the many common-ground activities where intergenerational transfers can happen.

EdibleScapes envisage a safe environment for cultural and life experience sharing:
  • A space for seniors to share their stories and knowledge of gardening.
  • A space where children can learn as they help grandparents grow fruit and vegetables.

The garden space brings a valuable intergenerational exchange to the community.  Seniors have a means to remain physically and mentally active; their knowledge value is not lost; and they can build meaningful relationships with local families.

Grandparents can pass on cultural knowledge to younger generations, especially in families that have immigrated from their countries or communities of origin. Grandparents from a variety of cultural backgrounds can pass on knowledge about growing fruit and vegetables to their grandchildren through joint gardening activities. Grandparents can introduce children to a wide range of fruits and vegetables, reinforcing concepts through bilingual communication, which will increase interest in gardening in the younger generation.  Finally, grandparents can remain physically and mentally active, whilst helping to create a vibrant, cohesive community in an environmentally friendly way.

Gardening Methods

April 2020

Edible Garden Promoters

March 2020

Women Garden

February - March 2019

Spiral Herb Gardens

October 2018

Heritage Orchard Garden

June 2018

Ediblescapes Gardens

June 2017

The End of a Cycle

February 2020

Gardens stage one -

Update January 2019

Inter-generational Garden

August 2018

Water Harvesting

June 2018

Spring Season 2019

January 2020

Banana Circle

November - December 2018

Moon Garden

Update July 2018

Sun Garden

2017