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The choices we make about food can have widespread impacts on the:
We can make a positive impact with each purchase. This page provides information about what we can do as individuals.
Community gardening is a great way to:
There are currently two active community gardens in the Byron Shire.
Mullumbimby Community Garden (MCG) is located on 2ha of Council land at the southern end of Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. The Garden is an interactive facility that integrates principles of organic gardening, composting, water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling and creative art. MCG consists of communal gardens, as well as private allotments where members can harvest their own organic fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Mullumbimby Community Gardens website
Ocean Shores (Shara) Community Gardens is located on 1,600m2 of Council land adjoining Shara Boulevarde in North Ocean Shores. The communal garden will include veggie beds, fruit and nut tree orchards, shade structures, compost bays and water tanks.
Ocean Shores (Shara) Community Gardens website
Thinking about starting a new community garden? Read our Byron Shire Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines:
Byron Shire Council recognises community gardens as legitimate social assets that enhance local food security. Council is committed to the promotion, development and management of community gardens across the Shire in accordance with best practice guidelines.
The Byron Shire Community Gardens Policy aims to facilitate the establishment of new community gardens and regulate the management of existing community gardens on Council owned land. The Policy is designed to be read in conjunction with the Byron Shire Community Gardens Guidelines, which simply explains how to develop, implement and maintain a successful community garden in Byron Shire.
Food and grocery items can have a large impact on the environment and the people that grow and produce it. Things to consider when buying your weekly groceries include:
Here in the Byron Shire we have plenty of options available to shop local and organic, for example farmers markets and local, independent stores.
Here is our guide to some of our favorite local grocery options: