Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Queensland Conservation, in partnership with a number of leading community organisations, has drafted a strategy which aims to increase the production and consumption of local, fresh, ecologically grown produce. The organisations are now seeking public input into that strategy, which is available online at

The development of this strategy was the major action agreed to from the Grow Local forum held at Griffith University in February. Comments close on Friday 17 July and should be directed to Enquiries to 0421 709 519.


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A forum for local and state government agencies will be held during the week of 20 July. The forum will focus on the draft SEQ food strategy (QCC) and how we go about gaining commitment from agencies for resources, funding and support.

If you work for local or state government and would like to attend this forum, please contact Samantha Morris, with your details and you will be kept abreast of plans.
I've filled in the Food Strategy SEQ June 2009 version.doc and sent it back. I've found an article about a couple of new estates in Victoria where the plan included fruit trees, wish there are estates like that in Brisbane, then I would be a potential buyer :P
good on you Florence :)
I highly recommend Bill Mollison's "The Global Gardener" video on this front. It's in the BCC library, or was a few years ago. It has a section on 'Village Homes" in Davis California - it's an edible estate design put in in the 80s. It's totally amazing. I had a look on youtube, but Bill's segment is the best. It's in the last quarter of the video I think - the drylands one.


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