Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

150,000 residents were consulted on what Brisbane should be like in 2026. Growing Food in the City was one of things that they said. This now forms a citywide outcome in Council's strategic planning framework. Starting this financial year, Council now has a Food in the City community gardens officer - hooray! Food in the City strategy work has also recently commenced. Things move slowly in big political institutions, but they move with a lot of impact - fingers crossed we'll be seeing some big progress soon enough.

Hey this site gets a mention..

Just so you know, I work for Council but this BLF site isn't a Council thing. I had to make sure no-one at work objected to me doing it and I'm 'allowed' to spend a very small amount of work time doing it (<1 hour) because it supports the whole Food in the City thing, but basically I spend my own time because our computer system at work has its own ideas about what i can do.

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Hi Scarlett. This is great. I get really excited thinking of all the things that could come from this policy. I'm wondering, what performance indicators does BCC have for their targets?
I did notice the newer Green Gardening Guide included some food plants in there.

I hope the council will include a few more native fruit trees in the free plants programme such as finger lime, and lemon myrtle in the near future (they already include lilypilly, didn’t mention whether they are editable though )


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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