In our
own words

Scotswood Community Garden: … All of the ideas and the work we do comes from the people in the community. I think it is important that we listen, and we are giving people what they want. It’s not about what we think, it’s about everybody working together.

ReCoCo – Recovery College Collective: It’s not all that difficult, it’s about a basic human need: people want somewhere to go, something to do and some people to do it with.

Newcastle Food Cooperative: There are lots of people who are doing cool things who all share these values and they work hard on their individual projects, but they don’t often step back and get a view of the broader landscape. The knowledge across the map is an asset.

Shieldfield Forum Community Café: As a team of volunteers we are a very small, but we have found our own way … and gradually built ourselves up step by step.