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Grow Local is an initiative of Queensland Conservation. The Grow Local programme aims to :
- Protect and Promote population health across Southeast Queensland
- Meet consumer demand for fresh, locally-produced, environmentally-sustainable food
- Protect soil, air, water and land health in Southeast Queensland
- Improve food security (profitability and sustainability) across the region
- Establish Southeast Queensland as a leader in local food production and consumption
Long Term Objectives
- The production, consumption and disposal of food is ecologically sustainable
- All food sold and consumed meets a sustainable and healthy food standard incorporating specified criteria covering its production, seasonality, nutritional qualities and georgraphic origin
- A community that understands and actively participates in a healthy food culture and recognises the inter-connection between growing healthy food, the protection and restoration of fertile land and a sustainable society
Short Term Objectives
- A community movement growing food in gardens and local streets, established in every suburb
- A network of community gardens able to service every suburb and community
- Markets selling local food are the primary source for fresh produce in the region
- The establishment of a Queensland Department of Healthy Food to coordinate policy, regulation and future strategic direction towards establishing a healthy and sustainable food culture in Queensland
Queensland Conservation is...
- The state's peak non-government environment group. We have been working to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland's environment for forty years.
- Queensland's leading advocate for environmental protection and sustainability.
- A network of member groups working across the spectrum of environment issues from the far north to the south east corner.
- Here to help your voice be heard where it matters most: government industry and the community.
To learn more about Queensland Conservation, click here