Project aims to deliver food for everyone
An important community-based food security project is growing fast across Division 6.
Councillor Tony Hall realises food security for people in need is one of the largest growing concerns in the City of Logan.
To help overcome this, he has been working closely with representatives from Griffith University Logan Campus at Meadowbrook, Loganlea High School, non-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation Gunya Meta Inc., food relief charity The Mini Farm Project and Council’s CityStudio Logan program.
The project, which targets and involves local youth, aims to create a better understanding of our local food future and includes the creation of a 66-bed urban farm at Loganlea State High School, where the first plantings should begin early next year.
Cr Hall supported this project as one of the first to personally fund a bed. All plots fully funded by local businesses, charitable organisations and residents who want to help.
Produce grown will be given to students in need and local charities.
Cr Hall also was a speaker and review panellist at Griffith University and CityStudio Logan’s showcase presentation on integrating Indigenous cultural knowledge within local food planning.
Presentations were made by first year Environmental Planning students and followed an engagement in August where they workshopped important food security questions with First Nations people.
‘I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of these students and look forward to working with them in the future,’ Cr Hall says.
‘More than 47,000 people in the Logan region require food assistance every day so any gains we can make on food supply and security are extremely important.’
This project was completed as part of CityStudio Logan which was operational from July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2023. For more information on CityStudio, please visit www.citystudioglobal.com.