Elizabeth Bay

Gardens have long been synonymous with community, providing nurturing green spaces in which to congregate and connect with others.

For us, designing and creating this communal garden on the roof top of St Canice’s Church in Kings Cross was a labour of love and one of our proudest pro-bono projects to date.

Pepo’s expert team took great pleasure in designing and building a place to grow healthy vegetables from different cultures, linked to the Inside Out Organic Soup Kitchen, established by Rob Caslick, which is on the ground floor of the building.

The sunny little space was originally created to provide respite for the local asylum seeker community and has now blossomed to include programs about food and gardening for others too. Classes in horticultural therapy and cooking for single mums are planned and people living nearby without their own green space, are warmly welcome to come and dig the soil and tend to the thriving vegetables.