• Grow it local wins Green

    We are pleased to announce Grow it local has won the Community Gardening category of the Green Lifestyle awards. 

    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 and sharing your tips, tricks and quirky gardening ideas with other locals via the Grow it Local facebook page.

    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"