Bri­die’s idea now re­al­ity

Central Telegraph - - NEWS - Kathy Dum­ble­ton

BRI­DIE Braham is bring­ing old-fash­ioned coun­try kind­ness and gen­eros­ity to the towns­peo­ple of Biloela through her Com­mu­nity Cart.

“I was watch­ing Gar­den­ing Aus­tralia and a small coun­try town just like ours was do­ing one and I thought Biloela needed more of a com­mu­nity feel, more warmth and I thought maybe the cart would help with that,” Bri­die said.

She put the idea to com­mu­nity mem­bers on the lo­cal Face­book Biloela Com­mu­nity No­tice and Dis­cus­sion Board page and was met with an over­whelm­ing pos­i­tive re­sponse.

Bri­die went through all the right channels, in­clud­ing ap­proach­ing the coun­cil to bring her idea to fruition.

With ev­ery­thing in or­der Bri­die just had to de­cide on a lo­ca­tion for the cart.

In the true spirit of what the cart will rep­re­sent in the com­mu­nity, Bri­die was met with a help­ing hand from Grass­roots Liv­ing Room owner, Jil­lian Mouzouris.

The cart is now a wel­come ad­di­tion to Jil­lian’s grow­ing busi­ness on Kari­boe St, which branched out into or­ganic cof­fee and de­li­cious food ear­lier this year as well as of­fer­ing unique gifts, sus­tain­able prod­ucts and nat­u­ral ther­a­pies.

The cart will be parked out­side Grass­roots for ev­ery­one’s ben­e­fit.

“Jil­lian has gone above and beyond in help­ing me to get the cart hap­pen­ing and even tak­ing out an ex­tra per­mit so I could use their space,” Bri­die said.

The prod­ucts avail­able will de­pend on what peo­ple have and will be based on a barter and hon­esty sys­tem.

“The aim is to have fresh pro­duce from pri­vate veg­etable gar­dens and eggs, home­made jams and chut­neys, fresh herbs and even pretty flow­ers,” she said.

“The main idea of the cart is to cre­ate warmth in the com­mu­nity, one way to do that is to share.”

❝Biloela I thought needed more of a com­mu­nity feel.

PHOTO: KATHY DUM­BLE­TON

CHECK OUT THE CART: Bri­die Braham hopes the Com­mu­nity Cart out­side Grass­roots Liv­ing Room on Kari­boe St will bring some ad­di­tional kind­ness and warmth to Biloela.

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