The public edible landscape garden at Country Paradise Parkland is the first project of EdibleScapes.
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The following documents are exclusively concerned with EdibleScapes Inc. as a Nonprofit community social-ecological service organisation.EdibleScapes Inc. organisation
EdibleScapes aims to play a key role in developing and advancing local food ecological knowledge, by promoting environmentally sound,
economically viable, and socially responsible food ecological systems.
EdibleScapes envisions healthy, sustainable local communities for future generations through the advancement of knowledge and practice of local food ecology programs.
To support, promote and provide education about community based, ecologically sustainable food production and distribution, by the following means:
(a) Secure access to land in urban and peri-urban areas that can be used to grow food and host educational workshops and community events
(b) Provide people with open public space, resources and knowledge to produce organic food, using ecologically sustainable methods;
(c) To involve local people, including children, in learning about and caring for ecologically sustainable food production systems;
(d) To provide a point of social contact for community members, including people with intellectual and physical disabilities and/or who might be experiencing socio-economic disadvantage;
(e) To create opportunities for work and skills development;
(f) To work together with Landcare and other environmental and community groups;
(g) To pursue these objective within the catchment areas of the City of the Gold Coast and beyond.
Three (3) elected Management Committee members:
President: Neil Beattie
Secretary: Steven Gill
Treasurer: Diedre Tehan-Cullen
A.2 Members’ sub-committee to support the Management Committee:
MC Assist: Judy Roulstone
A.3 Members’ sub-committee to oversee the finances: Finance Watch: vacant
Active Volunteer members can nominate a sub-committee or program to support.
EdibleScapes Coordinator group -The Coordinator:
Operational manager & volunteer workers team
(to manage and operate the EdibleScapes programs)
Appointed Coordinator members
EdibleScapes Coordinator manager: Jorge Cantellano
Programs volunteer teams: To be called through social and employment services advertisement.
Production, promotion and maintenance. The pilot project at Country Paradise Parkland will build practical experience in urban food ecology.
The long vision for EdibleScapes is to produce, in the region, a diversity of this kind of urban food ecology projects.
Managing an urban food ecology project, such as a food forest is hard, it requires a lot of knowledge, takes a long time to generate outputs, and needs financial support. On the other hand, edible landscape projects generate more immediate outputs, allowing experimentation to learn from doing, requiring less financial support and allowing more volunteer participation to test the concept. Also it permits experimentation with edible landscape communal models while a permanent food forest garden is growing.
Community cultural programs.
Community volunteers will produce Public Edibles gardens, which will be socially inclusive spaces for knowledge sharing, discussion and experimentation – in effect educational urban food ecology public spaces.
Such gardens promote the social interaction role of green open spaces, where recreational food gardens facilitate more sustainable, more interconnected and more communal urban environments through learning from nature, within local social, cultural and ecological contexts.
Through public workshops and garden events, the wider community can be exposed to information and training in the ecological cultivation of vegetables and medicinal plants and spices.
INNOVATE WITH CREATIVE MANDALA LAND ART TO SOCIAL DESIGN PUBLIC EDIBLE LANDSCAPES.ECOLOGICAL ART or ECO-ART: Ecological relationships, creatively proposing new possibilities for coexistence, sustainability, and healing. Local human community and environment are inseparable ecological interconnected ecosystem.Ecological design: artwork within larger contexts of how people, plants, and animals are interconnected with each other, the site, and/or the earth.Participative community engagement exploring social-ecological edible landscape artistic design.ECO-ARTS ARTISTIC MANDALA LANDSCAPE, ENGAGE COMMUNITY IN DESIGN ARTY MANDALAS EDIBLE GARDENS, FIGURES CONTAIN SOCIAL ECOLOGICAL MEANING
(Sustainable Urban Food Ecology Knowledge Hub)To achieve success in developing food forest gardens and edible landscapes gardens, EdibleScapes needs to acquire appropriate local food growing knowledge and adapt food technology to the local urban context.EdibleScapes is inviting stakeholders to cooperate in the with the aim of researching, experimenting and communicating food ecology knowledge.
Trading as “Sapling to Tree”
(Community based-social enterprise owned by EdibleScapes)
The vision of EdibleScapes is to partner with, or be associated with, diverse city stakeholders to establish and maintain several public or semi-public edible gardens. In effect EdibleScapes envisages an urban food ecology strategy that can generate jobs.
EdibleScapes envisages a less dependent and more dignified lifestyle for their permanent volunteer staff by generating a means of self-help for volunteers and creating resources to develop public edible gardens. EdibleScapes wants to start-up a community based social enterprise,
which can incubate micro enterprise ventures, trading in local food ecology and sustainable products and services.
5 Classes of members
(1) The membership of the association consists of the following:
(a) Ordinary membership which is open to all individuals and organisations subscribing to the above purposes of the Association. Ordinary members have a right to vote at Annual General Meetings.
(b) Associate membership, who are registered in the activity participation register for the Association.
Associate members have no voting rights at the Annual General Meetings.
(2) The number of ordinary members is unlimited.
(1) The membership fee for each ordinary membership and associate membership:
(a) is the amount decided by the members from time to time at a general meeting; and
(b) is payable when, and in the way, the management committee decides.