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Case Studies

Ceres Centre: Promoting community food systems

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is located on 4.5 hectares (10 acres) in East Brunswick, Melbourne and is the most visited community environmental centre in Australia. CERES runs a café, nursery, organic farm and market as well as festivals, education programs and a community kitchen. The farm provides locally grown organic food, education in community food systems, […]

Community Gardens: Maroochy Community Permaculture Group

The Maroochy Community Permaculture Group was established in 2002 and is built on crown land, leased from council. The community gardens are built over two tennis courts with an old basketball court providing an area for aquaponics and a new straw bale building, and an existing house is used as a classroom, meeting room and […]

Permaculture Garden: Northey Street City Farm Windsor

Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit, community organisation situated on the banks of Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek. More than 1500 exotic and native fruit trees, bushtucker plants, shrubs and ground covers have been planted on the 4 hectare farm site. The farm has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles […]

Plans

Community supported local food systems and agriculture in corporate plans

Why this is important Community-supported local food systems and agriculture (that is, food co-operatives, community and school gardens, farmers’ markets, edible landscapes, city farms) can create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Gardening is recognised as a way to improve physical and mental health, nutritional status of communities, and capacity building within communities.(1) […]

Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in operation plans

Community-supported local food systems and community-supported agriculture (that is, food co-operatives, community and school gardens, farmers’ markets, edible landscapes, city farms) can create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Gardening is recognised as a way to improve physical and mental health, nutritional status of communities, and capacity building within communities.  How to develop […]

Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in planning schemes

For more information on why local government should implement this code, and supporting strategies that can be introduced, see Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in the Corporate Plan Tools section of this resource package. Community-supported local food systems and agriculture are currently not identified as a land use in the Queensland Planning Provisions. While there are opportunities for […]