From little things big things grow…..One of the big ticket items about living more sustainably is to be able to grow our own food locally. This means that we can eat in-season organic food without paying transport miles in unnecessary consumption of fuel or carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Many locals grow and share their veggies on a regular basis. As well we have some wonderful organic farms and some formal and informal swapping arrangements.
Daylesford Community Food Garden have added a further dimension to this by creating two community food gardens. The first is next to the library in Albert Street and the second is at Rea Lands Park. Both lots of vacant Council land have been transformed into gardens with veggies, fruit trees and a sense of community belonging achieved by the committed action of a few who recognize the value of working together to create something that is functional, sustainable and fun for all. The gardens are a fabulous visual representation of the kind of community we want to grow. Congratulations to the Community Food Gardeners, we applaud their actions.