Find out where to get involved with sustainable living in your community.

Local Weekly Markets

NOTE: Check their websites and Facebook pages for opening dates around Public Holidays.

Community Gardens

There are a number of community gardens in the City. The gardens are small scale local facilities that residents can walk and cycle to and are managed by community volunteers. Each garden is a little different but they are typically a mix of allotment beds for rent and communal garden beds for sharing. Some of the gardens also run events and workshops for garden members and the local community.


Joondanna Community Garden

The Joondanna Community Garden is a vibrant hub for the local area, where the community can learn about organic gardening in an interactive and creative environment. Individual plots can be leased and members are also encouraged to tend to communal areas. Members of all backgrounds, ages and ability levels are welcomed.

Location: Corner of Wade Street and Stoneham Street, Joondanna
Founded: 2009 (Stirling's first Community Food Garden)
For more information visit their Website or email


Westminster Community Garden

The Westminster Community Garden is run by a small but enthusiastic group of local residents keen to help others to learn about growing fruit and veggies. The garden has 15 veggie beds, a native habitat pond garden and a huge mulberry tree. A nature play area is also being developed. Best of all, becoming a member of the Westminster Community Garden is absolutely free!

Location: Balcombe Lindfield Reserve, Westminster
Founded: 2012
For more information visit their Facebook Page or email


Hamersley Community Garden

The Hamersley Habitat Community Garden is a recently established garden but has progressed very quickly, and after just 6 months looks like it has been there for years. Most of the garden has been constructed from recycled materials, with garden beds made from bathtubs, wheelie bins, pallets and recycled timber and metal; and paths constructed from pavers salvaged from the Mirrabooka redevelopment site.

Location: Manton Dalwood Reserve, Hamersley (South of Beach Rd and Warwick Shopping Centre)
Founded: 2015
For more information visit their Facebook Page or Website.


Mustard Seed Community Garden

The Mustard Seed Community Garden is located in the grounds of the Yokine Baptist Church on the site of the old basketball courts. The garden is home to several chickens as well as a wide variety of fruit trees and veggie beds, and also includes an aquaponics system. Garden mornings take place on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and open to all members of the community.  

Location: corner of Flinders and Frape St, Yokine
Founded: 2014
For more information visit their Website  


Other Community Gardens

During the City's Community Food Garden Grant Program the City funded the creation of new gardens and also provided assistance to existing gardens including School Food Gardens. Factsheet_CoS Community Food Gardens List


School Food Gardens

Many schools in Stirling have a School Food Garden or School Farm where students can learn about growing and eating healthy and delicious fruit and veggies.  The Perth School Farm Gardens facebook page has been set up to allow teachers and volunteers involved in school food gardens to share ideas and experiences and learn from each other.


Community Groups and Volunteering

Transition Towns Stirling

Transition Towns Stirling is a community group based in the City of Stirling and surrounds. Its purpose is to reconnect community with the common goal of sharing knowledge for living more sustainably. They meet regularly and run a variety of free or low cost community events including movie nights, and workshops for home and garden including sewing, cooking and gardening.

For more information visit the Transition Towns Stirling Website, Facebook, or the Stirling Farmers Markets first Sunday of each month.

Earth Carers

Earth Carers are community volunteers who learn ways to protect the environment through reducing, reusing and recycling waste, and who then help to spread the message to others. The Earth Carers Program is run by the Waste Education Team at Mindarie Regional Council.

For more information visit the Earth Carers Website, phone 9306 6348 or email

Bush and Coast Care

The City has a number of community groups volunteering to protect and conserve remnant bushlands and coastal areas in our urban environment. Does you local bushland have a "Friends of" group?

For more information visit the Conservation Volunteers page

Street Tree Planting Program

​Since 2013 the City has run a Street Tree Planting program every year from May to September to increase the number of trees on street verges. The program encourages local residents, community groups, schools and businesses to work together with the City to help plant, adopt and care for street trees.

For more information visit the Street Tree Planting Program page

Adopt A Park

Help the City to keep our parks safe and clean - Become an Adopt A Park volunteer for a local park near you. 

For more information visit the Adopt A Park page