Saturday, 2 August 2008

Cityfood Growers

I read about the Cityfood Growers website in our local paper the other week and have been meaning to check it out ever since.

I've had a nosey around the site today and it looks pretty impressive. It's basically set up as a resource centre for city gardeners to grow food organically. The site gives you details of what you should be planting at different times of the year, as well as information on companion planting, non chemical treatment of pests, diseases & weeds and water management.

Cityfood Growers also has a food garden market which allows members to buy and sell food that you have grown. That seems like a terrific idea, which will hopefully cut down on wastage of organic fruit and vegetables. Who knows - you might end up buying a bunch of tomatoes from someone just down the street. Best of all, it means people will be able to eat local produce, rather than fruit & vegies that have been trucked from the other side of the country (or worse still, overseas).

It costs $25 to join up as a member for a year. I haven't joined yet, but I will be, as we're planting lots of vegetables over the next couple of months. Hopefully Cityfood Growers will provide us with all the information we need to get our backyard vegetable garden thriving.

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