Grow It Local

Grow It Local is your local grow community. It is a celebration of community, backyard, balcony and window-sill farmers and like-minded people across the region and the country.

Council has partnered with Grow It Local in the Moreton Bay Region to provide a free platform where residents and groups are encouraged to learn about and to grow fresh produce. Through Grow It Local you can connect with others to share your produce, knowledge, seeds, recipes, space, skills and more.

Local growers can ‘put their patch on the map’! You can register your patch, outline what’s growing and highlight your interest in connecting with other local growers to share or sell your produce, knowledge, space or skills. Likewise, aspiring growers can log on, see what’s growing locally, connect with experts and get involved.

No patch? No worries!

You don’t need a garden to be involved with Grow It Local. You can still register your details as above and connect with others. There are also plenty of great ideas and videos to get you inspired. We will also be running workshops, talks and tours throughout the year which will be free or low-cost.

Grow It Local is for everyone! Individuals, community organisations, schools, clubs, or businesses can get involved so if you live, work, play or go to school in Moreton Bay, register today!

Who is it for?

Grow It Local is for everyone! The program encourages the whole community to get involved. It’s for green thumbs and food growers, new and small-scale gardeners, foodies and artisans, sustainability enthusiasts, local businesses, schools, clubs, community gardens and local groups to connect, share skills, produce, space and more.

Why get involved?

There are many reasons to get involved in Grow It Local.

  • see who and what’s growing locally
  • connect with local growers and food lovers
  • increase the production and consumption of locally grown foods
  • host or attend workshops and events that celebrate local produce, growers, chefs and like-minded businesses
  • share knowledge, produce, recipes, seeds and seedlings
  • increase composting and reduce organic waste going to landfill
  • list unused space for growing
  • inspire positive health and wellbeing
  • help inspire the next generation of growers
  • do something delicious and have a little fun!

How do I get involved?

Getting involved is easy!

Simply head to the Grow It Local website and ‘put your patch on the map’.

Once you are signed up you can see who and what is growing locally, connect with local growers and food lovers, explore opportunities to join a local community garden or simply get some great tips about growing food locally.

No patch? No worries!

You don’t need a garden to be involved with Grow It Local. You can still register your details as above and connect with others. There are also plenty of great ideas and videos to get you inspired. We will also be running workshops, talks and tours throughout the year which will be free or low-cost.

If you are a local organisation, business or school and want to be involved, we would love to hear from you. Call us on (07) 3205 0555 or email CommunityDevelopment@moretonbay.qld.gov.au for more information.

What does it cost?

Thanks to the support of Council, the program is free for residents to sign up and participate in. Council will be running workshops, talks and tours throughout the year which will be free or low-cost.

Grow It Local members may choose to charge a fee for their skill or knowledge sharing services, produce or homemade products.

Why is Council involved?

Grow It Local is one of a number of Council initiatives designed to encourage positive sustainable living behaviours and food systems, facilitate community building, and support waste education and divert organic waste away from landfill. 

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