Introduction to Composting

The team at Cockatoo Community House and The Hills Community Garden have kindly provided us an introduction to composting. What do I need?All you need is organic matter and space in a garden or even just a container and if none of the above are possible find out what your local council or community has on offer. SomeContinue reading “Introduction to Composting”

Gardening and Greenery in the Workplace: A Worker’s Retreat

The benefits of growing and harvesting your own food does not have to only happen at home or at your community garden. Have you thought about growing food at work? Workplace vegetable gardens is increasing in popularity and builds upon an increasing trend of vertical and rooftop gardens, at-home growing and community gardening. There areContinue reading “Gardening and Greenery in the Workplace: A Worker’s Retreat”

Fall in love with edible gardening this Autumn: Our beginner guide!

If you have only been growing food for a short while, or still just thinking about edible gardening, Autumn is a great time as any to get into the garden and begin growing your next season of produce. With more frequent rains and less intensive garden management, Winter veggies require less care and attention than yourContinue reading “Fall in love with edible gardening this Autumn: Our beginner guide!”

Top tips for success with your Woolworths Discovery Garden.

With the second round of Woolworths ‘Discovery Garden’ promotion well underway, Food from Home thought it timely to provide some additional information to make the most of your free seeds. While we think it’s great that Woolies is providing us more opportunities to grow food (particularly as a substitute to a collection of plastic figurines),Continue reading “Top tips for success with your Woolworths Discovery Garden.”

Feel-good gardening: How edible gardening can benefit your mental health.

If you think that edible gardening is all about the delicious end-product, think again! Research shows us that it can also be great for our mental health, in many different ways. Natalie from the FFH team looks at some of the ways that we can benefit mentally from edible gardening. I spent much of lastContinue reading “Feel-good gardening: How edible gardening can benefit your mental health.”

More than just food: How edible gardening benefits our environment.

People decide to garden for a variety of reasons. Many enjoy edible gardening because of the mental, physical and social health benefits it provides. What you may be unaware of, is that edible gardening can also positively impact the environment and help to mitigate the impact of climate change. Here are some reasons how edibleContinue reading “More than just food: How edible gardening benefits our environment.”

Fast food: How to get from seed to feed in less time!

Does a lack of patience hold you back from growing food at home? You’re not alone. But edible gardening doesn’t have to be time-consuming, nor do you have to wait months on end to actually harvest something (despite this process being incredibly satisfying for some)!  With the right plants and set-up, you can create aContinue reading “Fast food: How to get from seed to feed in less time!”

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

At this time of year, we have lots of bugs coming and going in the garden. It’s a great time to observe nature and experience the ebbs and flows of pest predator interactions.   It’s important we can identify the good from the bad, especially if you are new to edible gardening. The FFH team have putContinue reading “Bugs, bugs, bugs!”

Growing knowledge.

In a recent survey of over 300 community members, we learnt that 50% of individuals either ‘don’t know how to start an edible garden’ and that 56% of individuals ‘don’t know how to maintain an edible garden’. We believe that everyone should have access to knowledge and simple information to enable more people in ourContinue reading “Growing knowledge.”

Let’s Grow! Introducing ‘Food from Home’

Join us in celebrating the launch of enliven Victoria’s latest campaign, ‘Food from Home’, designed to promote edible gardening in Melbourne’s South East! The first of its kind in our region, ‘Food from Home’ aims to grow a vibrant, inspired, and connected community of edible gardeners.   For many of us, food carries a strong association with our family andContinue reading “Let’s Grow! Introducing ‘Food from Home’”