‘Grow It Local’ partnership continues to flourish

Published 26 September 2023

Grow It Local

Avid green thumbs and beginner gardeners across Moreton Bay are connecting like never before, thanks to an initiative bringing those growing backyard produce together online and face-to-face.

Since its launch in July 2021, Moreton Bay’s ‘Grow It Local’ platform has attracted almost 1400 members, making it the largest membership of any local government area in Australia.

Acting Mayor Jodie Shipway said Council was thrilled to announce it is continuing this partnership for an additional two years.

“This partnership is another way Council is living up to our mantra of ‘Going Green as We Grow’, by hosting hands-on events that bring the community together to share their passion for gardening and local food,” she said.

“Grow It Local has proven to be the root of gardening things fun and interactive, providing a fertile ground where green thumbs and home-grown food fans can connect, share valuable tips, and learn from experienced professionals.

“By registering your patch, you can showcase your flourishing garden and connect with other local growers to share your fantastic produce, knowledge, space or skills.

"Fear not, this is an active and welcoming community of local green thumbs that’s open to gardeners of all levels, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your gardening journey.

“There are also plenty of videos and ideas to kickstart your gardening adventures, available through their platform online.

"I really hope that like a local sporting club or community group, the Grow It Local concept will not only nurture local gardens but also help cultivate stronger social bonds and a sense of belonging among our residents.”

Grow it Local isn't just for individual enthusiasts - community organisations, schools, clubs, and businesses can also grow green.

Grow It Local hosts webinars and interactive Q&A sessions featuring renowned gardeners and chefs, providing an extensive range of digital resources and tools to support the community on their gardening journey.

To dig in, celebrate the joy of gardening, and find out more about Grow It Local events and activities in our region, visit the website.

To explore more opportunities to go green and live more sustainably, join City of Moreton Bay at Eco Fest, Saturday 30 September at Caboolture Town Square: Moreton Bay Eco Fest.