Lily shares why we should Grow It Local

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Lily shares why we should Grow It Local

Published 4 May 2020

Chickens love a cuddle; worms don’t like sunshine, they prefer the dark,” are just some of the things Lily, age eight, has learned growing her own food.

The Grow It Local program is supporting and inspiring people in our community to grown their own food at home. It’s easier than you might think. Lily shares some of her knowledge with us.

Lily has been helping her parents tend their veggie patch at the Rose Bay Community Garden since she was three years old.

“My favourite foods to grow are juicy cucumbers and crunchy cucamelons. I love hunting for cape gooseberries and eating tiny broccolini straight from the garden,” Lily says.

“The vegies taste better than from the shops and are more healthy for us.

“It's cool that there are good bugs that help protect the Garden. I’ve learned about bees and am not scared of them anymore!” she says.

What’s Lily’s advice to others who are thinking about growing their own food?

“Just find a sunny spot and get some seeds of your favourite vegetables,” Lily says.

If you’d like to learn more about how to grow your own food, check out some of these free resources:

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