THEY call themselves changemakers and they turned out in force for the ninth annual Logan Eco Action Festival at Griffith University’s Logan campus at Meadowbrooke on Sunday.
The 10,000-strong crowd was an eclectic bunch of mums, dads, kids and mico-business operators whose professions included compost king, guerilla gardener, urban farmer, snake handler, food fermenter and electric transport pioneer.
Some showed off home businesses. Others workshopped art, craft, life and garden hacks. The rest were there to shop from market stalls or relax and enjoy the passing parade, soak up the winter sun, sample delicious snacks from the food trucks and enjoy live tunes.
Guests included Gardening Australia Costa Georgiadis, River Cottage Australia’s sustainable farmer and chef Paul West and wildlife photographer Steve Parish.
Tiny tots climbed rock climbing walls and abseiled back to Earth or turned dirt gal or guy, thrusting their hands into soil to plant seedling trees or build worm farms.
Logan Eco Action Festival will turn 10 next year. It attracts visitors from all over southeast Queensland.
Logan parks chair councillor Jennie Breene said the festival offered something for everyone.
“The weather was fabulous and it was great to see families out and about and enjoying themselves at this free council event,” Cr Breene said.
“The message on the day was very positive – together we can make the world a better place, one step at a time, by protecting our environment.”