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Our Common Ground

Applications for Our Common Ground 2021 will open on 1 October.

We are excited to announce City of Ryde’s sustainable apartment living program, Our Common Ground for Autumn 2021.  Five successful groups of neighbours will be establishing and maintaining a food garden and sharing the produce in the autumn of 2021 on the ground of their apartment complex.

Each group will receive horticultural training from Toni “the Veggie Lady” Salter and gardening material to establish a shared vegetable garden bed in their apartment complex. The program will include onsite training, webinars, growing notes, composting and worm farming equipment and material to establish a small vegetable garden.  Successful groups will also receive sustainable living knowledge and support on waste, energy and water and the opportunity to receive sustainable living assessments  of their homes and complexes.

The key dates for the program:

1 October 2020
Applications Open

12 November 2020
Applications Close

19 November 2020
Short list and site inspection

1 December 2020
Successful groups notified 

17 December 2020
Agreement and Finalisation

February 2021 to May 2021
Gardening Program


Application process involves:

  1. Expression of interest: allowing  us to send you an application kit and allocate a council officer to support you through the application process
  2. Application: site selection,  gaining the support of your neighbours and your body corporation
  3. Site inspection
  4. Announcement of successful applicants

Please talk to your neighbours and your strata committees about being involved in 2021. For further information contact


Last updated on 4 September 2020