For us, the most valuable component to this system is community. By looking deeper into soil health and taking the time to appreciate food that is grown properly, we start to look to the people we surround ourselves with more and more. We develop relationships with businesses that have abundant resources, we look to our neighbours who may be willing to trade their tomatoes for our cucumbers and we talk to our friends with whom we could share knowledge with in exchange for help in the garden. We are extremely lucky with the community that has built around this project over a few short years. Its amazing to see what a group of people can do when they collaborate and work together.
We hold regular events both out here at Loop HQ and in the City at various partnering venues. Attending these events is a great way to learn new things, meet new people and get a little insight into what the work of a thriving community can accomplish.
You can also go to any of these places to support local food and sustainability in and around Brisbane. These guys all divert their kitchen scraps away from landfill to help us grow veggies!!
Avid Kitchen Garden
Long Yard Larder
We also work closely with these guys, in various ways:
Little Acre Mushrooms