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CBD Veggie Patches Show Us How It's Done

From eNews 535 – Friday, 25 February 2011

The City's commitment to promoting sustainable fresh food will continue over the next eight weeks with Live Green vegetable gardens appearing in 10 different locations throughout the City centre.

The gardens will demonstrate how fresh produce such as corn, tomatoes and eggplants can be successfully grown in pots in the inner city.

Growing your own vegetables is an enjoyable, cost effective and sustainable way to help reduce the carbon emissions, water and energy used to produce and deliver food. Australia's food supply chain, from production to distribution, produces 23 per cent of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions.

If you're uncertain about growing food at home, there are 15 community gardens across the City where you can learn hands-on and, grow your own fresh, organic food while meeting other local residents.

The City will work with community gardeners to harvest and distribute the fresh vegetables grown in the City veggie patches, and when the display is finsihed the plants will be donated to community gardens and local schools.

Information

  'Live Green' vegetable patch display locations: QVB Forecourt, Town Hall Square; Martin Place; Cathedral Square; Green Square; Hyde Park Barracks, Hyde Park South, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo; Customs House Square, AMP Forecourt and Alfred Street, Circular Quay and Darlinghurst Road - Greenwall 2.

  Growing food in the inner city: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Environment/LiveGreen/GrowingFood.asp

  Community gardens: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Residents/Parks...

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