Links & Resources

Plant of the Week

Graceville Community Garden have an informal presentation after the working bee every Sunday, where a member will share some information about a plant. This information is being made available here.

Benarrawa Community Development Association 

Benarrawa is the auspicing body for the GCG. The garden is also situated adjacent to the Benarrawa house at 79 Waratah Avenue, and Benarrawa kindly allow the gardeners to utilise the house and associated amenities.

For more information on Benarrawa, contact 07 3379 9925.

Brisbane City Council – Community Gardens Initiative

The GCG is supported by Brisbane City Council. For more information on their community gardens and city farms initiatives, refer to their website:

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/gardening/community-gardens-city-farms/index.htm

All You Can Eat Gardens

A comprehensive permaculture design and implementation service, All You Can Eat Gardens is run by a member the Graceville Community Garden, Tim Auld. From the smallest organic herb garden to large rural estates, a high production and low maintenance edible garden can be realised.

http://www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au

Grow Local

Grow Local is an initiative of Queensland Conservation. The local program supports a community movement growing food in gardens and local streets, established in every suburb;  and a network of community gardens able to service every suburb and community.

For more information visit their website: http://www.grow-local.com.au/

Green Journey Community Garden Resources

Green Journey has compiled a list of community gardens in the SE Queensland region and beyond, as well as handy resources for starting a garden.

Gustoso

An interesting and practical blog about all things permaculture.

Community Gardens and City Farms

There are an increasing number of community gardens and city farms being established throughout Australia. The following is a list of some of the gardens in the Brisbane and South-East Queensland area that have websites of their own:

Other community gardens and city farms can be located via the Brisbane City Council or Grow Local websites listed above.

Transition Towns

A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. Several Transition Initiatives are now operating in the Brisbane area – for more information refer to:

http://www.transitionbrisbane.org/

Landshare Australia

Landshare matches people who have underutilised land and people who would like to produce from land, but don't currently have access to it. Terms that are mutually beneficial are negotiated, such as the sharing of produce or modest rent, and allowed use. By putting pockets of wasted space into production we reduce energy use and pollution, and increase the health and resilience of our local economies, while building community.

http://www.landshareaustralia.com.au