- Certified Naturally Farmed - Granite Belt
Certified Naturally Farmed is a local Participatory Guarantee System (or quality assurance system) based on the National Organic Standards, the same principles that certified producers follow. Certified Naturally Farmed members annually audit each other with a consumer representative, visiting each farm and assessing that they comply with these standards. This group also acts as a peer support network for local farmers.
- Border Landcare Organic Group (BLOG)
The Border Landcare Organic Group was formed during the winter of 2002.It is a cross border community group made up of like-minded people sharing knowledge and promoting community understanding of healthy living, with an emphasis on organic methods of agriculture/gardening. The group is a sub group of Granite Borders Landcare and offers monthly outings where a topic of interest to members is covered. These outings with an emphasis on practical knowledge may take the form of a visit to a local property as well as guest speaker events. The choice of topics is wide-ranging. Over the years speakers from within the group as well as invited guests have presented a diverse range of topics - grafting and pruning, soil biology, poultry keeping, mulching, herbs, cheese making, weed identification and control, sourdough bread making, soil re-mineralization, non-toxic pest and disease control, solar energy, biochar, worms, biodynamics, soil carbon capture and storage- the list goes on.
- Emu Swamp Dam
The proposed Emu Swamp Dam site lies on the Severn River upstream of Fletcher Road, 15 kilometres south from Stanthorpe, Queensland.
The river flows into the Murray Darling Basin, but being at the headwaters it gathers a relatively small amount of water.
The river only runs for brief periods now, as many dams, weirs and harvest licences upstream have already captured the overland and river flow.
- Granite Belt Wildlife Carers Inc
The Granite Belt Wildlife Carers Incorporated (GBWC Inc) was formed in 2006 by a group of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of orphaned, injured and sick native wildlife. GBWC Inc is based in Stanthorpe, SE Qld but their work covers the geographical area bordered by the NSW/Qld Border, Texas, Allora, Killarney, Warwick, Liston and everywhere on the Stanthorpe Plateau.
- Stanthorpe Camera Club Inc.
A group of photographers who meet monthly to improve their photographic skills. Guest speakers are invited to our meetings. Social outings are held during the year.
- Stanthorpe Field Naturalist Club Inc.
A group interested in Natural History having monthly walks and publishing a monthly magazine.
- Stanthorpe Permaculture Group
Started in early 2014, we welcome anyone interested in Permaculture and its 3 core ethics - Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share - along with the 12 Design Principles about how to do this.
- Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium
Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium promotes awareness of the native flora of the Granite Belt region of Queensland and its conservation and management.
Extending knowledge of the species through survey and monitoring work, workshops and publications, the internet and social media.
To collaborate with other conservation and natural resource management organisations, government agencies, educational institutions, landholders and other appropriate bodies in their efforts to better manage local wildflower ecosystems.
- The Stanthorpe Garden Club Inc
The aims of the Stanthorpe Garden Club are to extend the culture of gardening into the wider community for the benefit of all citizens; to promote and encourage various aspects of community based horticulture through encouragement of open gardens and recognition of individual efforts, and to extend knowledge through the community of gardening and its uses through (a) offering an annual two day Gardenfest event and (b) offering assistance to the bi-annual Apple and Grape Harvest Festival by promoting and providing assistance for the Festival’s open garden scheme
- Whistlestop Heritage and Community Garden
Community garden - engage and educate the community about growing organic vegetables. The heritage part if the garden has restored and maintains the train station garden.