The SMBI Food Growers Group are an advocacy group for supporting the growing of food in the SMBI in backyards, schools, community gardens and commercially.
We are not a membership type of organisation. We have a Board of five individuals from all four islands of SMBI and people who will follow and support us on our Facebook page.
We have a strategic plan in place. Click here to download Strategic Plan.
There are several areas where we are currently involved:
- A community tiller was obtained through a Federal Volunteering grant and we provide this with an operator to assist SMBI residents in establishing their food garden beds.
- We collaborated with the Griffith University to establish a Papaya Research project on Russell Island and it is under way.
- We run events for different purposes, largely educational. We use volunteers for these.
- We are assisting Pretty Produce (based on Lamb Island) in hosting events.
SMBI Food Growers Group