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Day trip to Lamb and Macleay Islands sustainability projects

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Day trip to Lamb and Macleay Islands sustainability projects

Time: August 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Lamb and Macleay Islands
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City/Town: Lamb & Macleay Islands
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Phone: Rod 0433 221 291or Katie 0421 606 031
Event Type: outing
Organized By: One World Collective Brisbane
Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2015

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This will be an introduction to the sustainability projects happening on Lamb and Macleay Islands as well as a meeting at an organic farm and market (to set the tone for the day). In addition we'd like to explore the land Rod has purchased and share ideas for it's permaculture/sustainable design. Future trips will be actually creating the crowd-sourced design together! AMAZING!

Anyone with landscape design experience (including permaculture) who is willing to volunteer on bringing this community project to life please comment: LINK.

A message from Rod...

"Hi, I had the pleasure of meeting some of you at 3 monkeys in West End and mentioned that I have a project on Lamb Island, which is the smallest of the islands in Southern Moreton Bay. 

I'd like to propose a couple of meetups. 

Firstly, a group visit to neighbouring Macleay Island where there is a small organic farm and market on Saturdays. The farm/market is owned and operated by a lovely lady and her husband with an interesting story and I'd love for the group to meet her and share her vision of developing an intentional organic community. The farm is in its early stages and she is trying to encourage people to come and use the farm to produce organic food for sale at the market. The website for the market is
I'm sure that everyone would find the island market interesting and the owner's story inspiring and it would be a nice day trip to take our bicycles.

Secondly, I'd like to extend an open invitation to the project on neighbouring Lamb Island as I'd welcome input and ideas from likeminded people. Basically I have about 2500sqm of land with 2 cottages on it. 

I'd like to turn one of the cottages into a completely self sufficient dwelling which would be used as a not for profit, open guest house for people to visit and experience what it is like to live self sufficiently and off the grid. 

I'm relatively new to organic gardening and permaculture and although I've done a bit of work on the property already it would be great to have other people's input and ideas about the garden design, cottage infrastructure and overall concept including plant selection for trees, orchard, general food production and permaculture principles. Ultimately I'd like to make the cottage and garden freely available for members and friends of the group for day trips or weekends and it would be a fun opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting involved in a project from concept design to completion. 

Dogs are as welcome as their owners and there is generally plenty of food available in the garden. One project I'd like to undertake is to build a pizza oven. 

Transport to the island is by passenger ferry which is on the GoCard system or vehicle barge(no GoCard available) which leaves from Weinam Street in Redland Bay. You can take your bicycles (not necessary) and/or dogs on the ferry. Redland Bay is about a 35-40 minute drive from the city. I can probably assist with transportation for up to 4 people. 

So if you would be interested in getting involved or have any suggestions please let me know."


For those who would like a PDF outlining the details of the trip please email me, Katie, at and I will email it to you as soon as it is ready.

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Comment by Lissa on August 21, 2015 at 19:16

Would love to go check out what they are planning, but can't happen on this trip.

Will try to keep track of the progress.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on August 21, 2015 at 8:49

Sounds fabulous! Both islands are delightful and previously were the preserve of well-off folks who don't fancy sharing similar to Karragarra.

So good to know that there's down-to-earth people doing good development and keen on sharing.

Sound like a wonderful day out.

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