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:
- Grow It Local – which includes downloadable resources and how-to guides. If you already have a veggie patch, you can list it on the site’s interactive map and Grow It Local will send you a free pack of organic salad mix seeds.
- Compost Revolution – Woollahra residents can get a compost bin or wormfarm at 80% off the RRP and access free tutorials.
- You can access the ABC Organic Gardener Magazine through our library’s digital collection
- Watch the video highlights from our recent Grow Your Own organic gardening webinar workshop.
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