Grow Goulburn Mulwaree Farms and Gardens - Project Summary
Vision of the Goulburn Mulwaree Council
The Vision for Goulburn Mulwaree Council is: “To build and maintain sustainable communities while retaining the region’s natural beauty”.
About This Plan
This plan is the first of a number under the “Building Hume’s Future Together” program and is starting in Goulburn Mulwaree. More information is available separately about the larger program.
The plan is designed to help its residents to adapt to life in times of drought and rising temperatures in a way that will improve the environment and create new jobs.
The “Building Hume’s Future Together” program aligns to existing Council and NSW Regional plans, in particular: the Regional Community Strategy Plan; Community Social Sustainability Strategy Plan; the recently updated Climate Change Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan.
This project will help with one of the most important climate mitigation strategies identified in the Council’s Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation plan, which is to increase the number of trees, bushes and other vegetation to help keep temperatures down.
Growing Goulburn Mulwaree Farms and Gardens
The objective of this plan is to establish the Grow Goulburn Mulwaree Gardens project and is designed improve the ability of private and public gardens survive and, hopefully, thrive in difficult conditions. It is also to support the renewed interest in growing vegetables.
The plan is issued in a draft form with the next step the formation of a steering committee to refine the plan and roll it out! This will involve widespread community consultation.
To align this project to the Council’s vision and its Social Sustainability Plan, the project uses the term “sustainability” in referring to the objectives of the project.
Keys to Achieving Garden Sustainability and the Summary Benefits
The keys to achieving garden sustainability are
- to increase the amount of moisture in the ground and
- to improve the quality of the soil.
This will reduce water use and help to:-
- Reduce soil temperature as well as the temperature of the areas around gardens and houses
- Sequester carbon in the soil and reduce CO2 in the atmosphere
- Generate more rainfall by reducing atmospheric water vapour which comprises 80% of greenhouse gases.
Click below to download the files
Brief Description of “Building Hume’s Future Together” and
Grow Goulburn-Mulwaree Gardens - Project Brief
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Useful and relevant links:
- For the 'Home Garden Soil Health Assessment' web site, click here.
- For the ABC's 'Gardening Australia' web site, click here.
Guides and Information:
- To open the 'Brief Guide to Food Plant Gardens' click here
- To open the 'Fresh Foods for Families' document, click here