Grow it local wins Green
We are pleased to announce Grow it local has won the
Community Gardening category of the Green Lifestyle
Grow it local invites backyard, belcony, community, and
windowcill farmers to show what they've been growing
by plotting a patch on the map at www.growitlocal.com.au and sharing your
tips, tricks and quirky gardening ideas with other locals
via the Grow it Local facebook
Local farmers who register their patch were eligible
for a Golden Ticket to an invitation-only Local Grower's
Supper hosted by purveyors of fine food Three Blue
Ducks on April 1 using produce supplied
from participants' patches.
"The idea is to put on a spread using Julie's
tomatoes, Geoffrey's lettuce, Pete's parsley and all manner of
wonderful things literally grown in our collective backyards",
said Three Blue Ducks Chef, Grant LaBrooy.
Supported by Waverley Council, Mayor John Wakefield
said, "This project is a great fit for Waverley Council. Our
Environmental Action Plan sets targets to increase local food
production to reduce food miles and therefore greenhouse gas
emissions. The same plan recognises the importance of getting
behind projects that celebrate positive environmental
behaviours and sustainability."
Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis will
be at the Local Growers' Luncheon with his 'girls', Kinky,
Henrietta and Tabitha, key ambassadors of the event. "Kinky in
particular is laying at least two eggs a day in preparation
for the big event, so things are getting very exciting in the
coop" said Costa.
Grow it Local, is an initiative from the folks that
dreamed-up the Garage Sale Trail, Founders Andrew Valder &
Darryl Nichols said "For a whole bunch of great reasons, local
food production is on the rise and we really want to support
that culture by bringing people together to show just have fun
growing and eating your own food can be"