Inverell's Best Community Garden started as a raised garden at the back of the Best Nursery on the Warialda Road. In a handful of months, it exploded out into the open land behind the nursery.
The garden boasts a chicken coop producing a bounty of fresh eggs, a winter and summer cropping plan and a chance for volunteers and job seekers to access work experience.
The garden is the brainchild of Danny Middleton, who said everything produced in the garden is funnelled directly back to the community.
"We are building a strong community," he said.
"If the Inverell community is strong, they are then confident, and they spend their money. If we are a strong community, we are a confident community."
This week, volunteers were planting the garden's winter crop, but a little further into the heart of the nursery complex, Steve Cumming was guiding the work of the garden's latest undertaking.
The Best Community Shed has been collecting and restoring second-hand furniture since December.
In February, the team opened a storefront in Otho Street to accommodate the demand for "Best Made furniture".
Mr Cumming said the project has been a success from the start.
"A couple of the guys who we have had here, in the last six months since I have been here, have actually got jobs," he said.
"It is amazing what we have achieved in the months since we have been here," Danny added.
On Tuesday, Simon Pope was turning restoring an old piano chair with vibrant lime-green cloth. The shed has produced shabby-chic furniture from recycled timber for businesses and homes around Inverell.
But Mr Middleton said the success of the project was that profits are returned to the town.
"Organisations in town can submit an application to ask "can you fund our activity?". And the one that was going to give Inverell the biggest bang for its buck, we were going to fund it," he said, noting confidence in the project came from buyers who could see where their money was going.
"It stays here in town; it doesn't go out," he said.