TIME TO GROW AGAIN

comm-gardens-013What influences the Melbourne community’s ability to garden for self sufficiency in a sustainable manner?

Growing environmental awareness in the community has led more people to make the connection to growing their own food, however, drought is having a strong impact. Self sufficiency and food gardeners across Melbourne need support in keeping their productive gardens producing in a drying and changing climate.

Community food security is neccessary. Growing the food where we are living reduces embodied carbon emissions (food miles) and water in food production. A redefinition of edible gardens as waterwise and carbon friendly is needed. With climate change, heirloom seed preservation becomes more urgent….

To see the summary of the research findings go to this link http://growingourown.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/narrative-of-research/

The Report & educational weblinks are on the right. New posts continue to explore the topic. To contact the report and blog  author, email danielchristophermoss@gmail.com

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~ by growingourown on February 4, 2009.

9 Responses to “TIME TO GROW AGAIN”

  1. Very interesting report. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Interesting articles and great resources. Thanks for sharing these in your blog. I’d be interested to know what sort of garden structures people are looking for as features or practical applications, e.g. supports, barriers, etc. I’m always looking for new ideas to meet the needs of gardeners as part of further development of our own range of gates and garden structures.

  7. Daniel,

    Love the article. Soon to be Melbourne resident now residing in Los Angeles. We have a very similar problem with a very dry climate. To our suprise, a lot of communities have gotten together to make community gardens. Water and water conservations is quickly becoming a huge issue in both regions. Thanks a lot for the writeup and I really like your ideas.

    Sincerely,
    Ian Coe
    coevworld.wordpress.com

  8. Enjoyed visiting your site.

  9. Is a great resource, thanks for making it available, I will be passing on the information.

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