I'm passionate about food systems and trying to steer them into a more sustainable and environmentally sensitive direction. I am involved with the local urban farming community in Brisbane and currently work as a garden specialist teaching primary school age children about how to grow food as part of the Stephanie Alexander program at Bulimba State School. I also coordinate a backyard urban farming project that aims to empower local inner city residents to learn how to grow their own veges and potentially begin to link up with others in the area to provide access to fresh, local food (check out www.forkhaycityfarms.com for more info). As of writing, the Forkhay City Farms project is temporarily on hold while I concentrate on my garden teaching job however the intention is to start it moving again in 2018.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I am currently coordinating a backyard based urban farming project in Brisbane that uses backyards and schools in the inner city to grow veges for the locals, reducing food miles to almost zero. Visit www.forkhaycityfarms.com for more details.
I am also a member of the Beelarong Community Farm in Morningside and a member of the Turnstyle Bulk Buyers group in Highgate Hill.
I am interested in:
Small scale organic market gardening, urban farming, sustainable food production, community based living, agrihoods (not yet in Australia but watch this space!)
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Community Involvement
Brisbane Inner City
Welcome to BLF, enjoy touring the site and take the time to look into the Groups at the top of the page. If you see any that interest you, join in the conversation, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Watched the video James. Impressive ride you made for your project.
Welcome James. Check out the events page for garden related activities. In the forum tab, you'll find pages such as buy,swap, sell that might be of interest.
Welcome to the site James. Hope you enjoy it. I think you'll find lots of like minded souls here.