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Nature Cycle - The Backyard Market Garden

Started in a backyard in 2016, Nature Cycle Market Garden has become a main source for fresh, quality produce within the Brisbane Community. Our techniques and systems have allowed us to provide a year round sustainable platform to meet the needs of city based agriculture. In 2017 we grew over 1200kg of produce for ourselves and the wider community. With a turnover of $39.30 per m2 under cultivation and our operating margins around 46%, we are able to sustain ourselves, our business and provide for our wider community.

Eat Your Yard

Here at Nature Cycle we see there are many issues arising around our current industrial agricultural practices, population growth, consumer habits and the effects these may have on future generations to maintain a self-sustaining environment. Land contamination, water pollution, prime agricultural land being developed upon, nutrient scarcity, top soil degradation, greenhouse gas emissions and unsustainable waste being just a small few. We see that a realistic answer too many of the rising issues that come with population density, consumer demands and food production is to reincorporate living environments into the stagnant urban environments we currently inhabit and what better place to begin than by building and maintaining a thriving city-based agricultural platform. 

It is our vision to see as many of these under utilized spaces be opened up to sensory gardens, market gardens and community green spaces. With this in mind this section will be too use the experiences we have accumulated from being in the industry to give the aspiring Market Gardeners and social entrepreneurs out there some insight into ripping up your own lawn so you too can Eat Your Yard!