What draws you to creating an edible urban food garden? Is it the taste of fresh garden produce bursting with flavour and health? Those positive feelings you get from knowing you're helping our environment, or the sense of satisfaction that comes from saying "I grew those veggies myself," as you serve up a delicious meal to family and friends? Perhaps it's about connecting yourself and your children to the seasons and cycles of nature, or strengthening links to your cultural heritage.
This guide (PDF 3,030 KB) is a small contribution to the growing sustainable food movement. It's designed to share ideas and inspiration for growing food successfully in urban and peri-urban areas of the Illawarra. Real life examples of Illawarra residents and community groups growing good food in backyards, schools and community gardens feature throughout the guide. There are also lots of gardening tips for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. This guide is a companion to your favourite food gardening book, providing information specific to the Illawarra about what grows well here, how to design a veggie patch and food forest for our local conditions and more.
Last updated: Monday 11 March, 2013