My name is Scott Hall, and together with my partner Laura we have started a permaculture project based at Mt Nathan on the Gold Coast. We are creating a model of a sustainable local farm to provide for a Community Supported Agriculture scheme- CSA. The project is based on using the landshare concept as a site for the farm, we work with our host to create a beautiful, ecologically sound and regenerative food producing system, instead of the other option of ongoing brush cutting and slashing lantana and the likes.

We hope to be able to provide members of our community with safe, nutrient dense local food, along with a relationship to the farm and the food source. As a parrallel, we want to provide a model for a more productive and beautiful utility on otherwise high maintenence lifestyle blocks. If this model can get through it’s early stages, we can provide a template for other blocks who’s owners want something more useful out of their land. We hope this will lead to a self replicating model where our food supply can come home and we can be safe in the knowlege that our food is grown in a safe and ecologically sound way.