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 our community grow food at home.
One of our strategies to support this has been to team up with Casey Cardinia Library Service to increase opportunities to learn about edible gardening. CCL staff have put together their top book recommendations in three resources to grow your knowledge around:
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 and cultures. Growing, making, and sharing food can keep us healthy and connected, but we acknowledge that for some of us it can be difficult to know how to start. Enliven’s Health Promotion team want to change this.
Food from Home will provide ongoing and free support with:
Helpful resources and step-by-step guides to show you how to grow your food from home.
Access to free seeds to reduce costs and make it easier to start growing.
Support from locals who have gardening experience and can share their knowledge about growing food from home.
Encouragement to share your ‘Food from Home’ stories, especially about what growing food from home means to you, your family, and culture.
Growing food at home is about so much more than just fresh fruit and vegetables. It helps us to stay physically and mentally healthy, sustains the environment and saves us money. Join the movement today!
Get social with us and share your Food from Home stories and photos using the hashtag #FoodfromHome