Tableland LETS is a non-profit organisation. Members pay a small joining fee (in $) to help cover admin costs. A coordinator and group of trustees run the system by keeping an account for every member.
Members advertise the goods and services that they want to trade, both offers and requests. It is easy to trade in LETS because you don't have to save up for what you want (unlike cash transactions). In Tableland LETS the currency or trade units are called Bartles, named for the nearby Mount Bartle Frere, the highest peak in Queensland (1622m).
Are you looking for an alternative to your local supermarket? Come have a peek at our shop on Shields Street, Cairns!
We stock a range of organic, biodynamic, & health foods. We can provide any quantity, including unopened bags in bulk for cheaper prices. We support local suppliers. Please come and have a look at our range.
Permaculture Cairns is a non-profit community group. Our mission is to implement sustainable design systems throughout the Cairns community & the Far North region, through education, communal design projects & the shared individual experience of permaculture.
The founders of FoE Kuranda were keen to be part of an international network that struggles for social justice as well as environmental sustainability and we are proud to be affiliated with the national and international Friends of the Earth network and be a member of Friends of the Earth Australia.
Biodynamics FNQ Inc. (BDFNQ) is a fully incorporated, non-profit organization with around 200 members in Far North Queensland. BDFNQ aims to promote the use and application of biodynamic principles in the community.
Transition Towns are a relatively new concept. The first one was in Kinsale in Ireland in 2005. Although not then called a transition town, Kinsale was the first place in the world to sign up to an energy descent action plan (EDAP). Cairns is currently the FNQ's hotspot for Transition Town and it is anticipated that it will spread across the FNQ region within the year that's why it is Transition Far North Queensland.
Spiral Garden is an online retail business specialising in wooden toys, fabric dolls, quality art supplies, organic toys, natural gifts for babies, quality books (mainly Steiner and homeschooling topics), magazine subscriptions, natural craft materials, co-operative games and other gift items.
Local Harvest is a new national initiative aiming to help people find local sources of food and grow their own. Local Harvest is a user-friendly, online directory that helps Australians everywhere to increase their consumption of fresh, local and sustainably grown food.
The Seed Savers' Network is a 25 years Australian based organisation for the preservation of local varieties of useful plants. There are more than eighty Local Seed Networks set up for local gardeners. We also are active in 40 countries so far. See About Us where you will find an overview of our activities, the countries in which we have worked, our story so far with archives of our work and how you can get involved.
We build networks between grower and eater, agriculture and market, community and world. We champion good, clean, fair and local food in ways that enhance knowledge, respect and passion.
Australia has 36 Slow Food chapters, called convivia, in every region of the country. We are part of a world network in 153 national communities. We support localism and defend food diversity. In the past 20 years we've helped to save more than 500 foods at risk of loss to agriculture and fishing.
Slow Food guarantees a better future.
Slow Food is an idea that needs plenty of qualified supporters who can help turn this (slow) motion into an international movement, with the little snail as its symbol.
Posted January 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM
RealFood Network Plus: Community Based Supermarket Shop 15, Mainstreet Arcade. Cairns.