Hello BLF!My name is Siobhan Colombo and I'm a graduate ecologist and doctoral researcher from the Cities Research Institute at Griffith Uni.My field of research is biophilic urbanism which is an…Continue
"G'Day Mary-Ann :)
While I can't speak for Gayle, I can definitely disseminate the discussions/results/outcomes here on BLF, if you guys would like? There will also be a dedicated site up within the coming weeks which you can peruse at your…"
"wow Friday sounds like an awesome experience and worthwhile undertaking pity its a work day - Will Gayle be able to tell us some more about what is talked about on Friday ? Its good to get a few perspectives ! "
"G'Day Lissa :)
There are many separate/individual examples of biophilic design and elements here in Brissy however the perspective shift required to engage biophilic urbanism as the dominant planning approach is yet to occur :(
My own research…"
I'm the choir and your "rant" was, in my opinion, entirely justified and completely legitimate :)
Please think about attending our workshop next Friday, if you can spare a few hours. I would love to have your input!"
"Well Freo is a special case: strong migrant tradition, the unifying role of working at the port, the cohesive local working class community and the cheap housing.
But each suburban landscape is different -- especially as each epoch of…"
There are some BLF members who are working to encourage change beyond the scope of BLF and the work it does to encourage people to grow food in their own gardens. Their goals include things like setting up community gardens, changing the way that our city looks and works, town planning initiatives that enable food-growing and sustainable lifestyles, and so on. This group is a place for BLFers to network and share contacts, information, stories of what has worked and not worked elsewhere, etc,…See More
"Awww shucks! Thanks for that Dianne :)
Access is big part of an area's sense of place, both access to and within said space. The idea of specifically designing for sensory access as well is such a great idea! :)
And you will never…"
And thanks Andrew!
Singapore is an excellent example of a biophilic city Gayle :) The perspective shift and planning happened so long ago, they are considered pioneers of BU even though the term is quite recent.
I am a graduate ecologist undertaking her PhD in biophilic urbanism.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I am less of a gardener, more of an architect. My interest in community gardens lies in the intrinsic value of these areas in our urban landscape and how we can improve and increase their application x
I am interested in:
As active community gardeners, I'd really like to learn about your own perceptions of urban nature and how you might define a "nature loving city".
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Good Evening Siobhan, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF).
Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas.
We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question.
You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..
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