Food on Friday - urban food gardens

Australia Queensland

On Queensland's Gold Coast is a food garden with a difference.

The Gold Coast Permaculture Project sits on a large suburban block, alongside the car dealerships and fast food outlets in the commercial heart of Southport.

It's turning large volumes of waste matter from local businesses into high-grade organic compost, and growing vegetables to sell to locals.

It's a not-for-profit, independent project that's attracting attention from the Gold Coast City Council, as it considers whether to support more diversity in local food supply.


Charles Hamilton, co-manager of the Gold Coast Permaculture Urban Farm and Community Garden; Dan Smith, one of the workers at the Gold Coast Permaculture Project.

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