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  • Foodwise Articles  »  Grow Your Own

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    Michael Mobbs talks sustainable food

    Michael Mobbs, visionary owner of Sydney's only fully sustainable house, explains why food sustainability, and locally grown food in particular, is so important for our future.
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    Michael Mobbs talks sustainable food: part two

    Using his local neighbourhood of Chippendale as a testing site, Michael Mobbs explains why the community garden should be integral to eating sustainably and creating sustainable cities.
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    Be a balcony garden bandit

    Heard all the buzz about balcony gardens and hankering to get your hands dirty? Green Villages lists their top tips to getting started on your very own balcony.
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    Green Village’s best composting tips

    When forty per cent of household waste is green waste and composting is just so satisfying, what good reason is there NOT to have a compost? Green Villages can't think of even one and here's why.
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    Wonderful worm farming tips

    Worms are an urban farmers's friend. Green Villages shows you how to turn your food scraps into rich organic fertilizer for your garden, and do your bit in diverting waste from landfill by adopting a worm farm.
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    Home grown tomatoes in ten steps

    It's tomato growing season! There’s nothing like the taste of a freshly picked tomato, warm from the sun. Here’s Green Villages "how to grow your own" guide in ten small steps.
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    The beginner’s guide to planting a seed – video

    The City of Sydney Council's Green Villages project has put together a seriously great animation to make a seemingly complex task simple: growing your own food.
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    Growing community – a community gardener’s story

    Tina Jackson wanted to grow vegetables. Not only that, she wanted to do it with others. The question was, how do you go about setting up a community garden from scratch?
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    Maggie Beer’s FoodWise tips

    'Think local, think seasonal' is Maggie's mantra. The doyenne of the Australian kitchen shares a few tips to get you on your way to healthier, more sustainable eating habits.
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    Gardening advice for the greenhorn.

    Growing from seed

    When the seasons are turning, the lure of buying established seedlings can often be overpowering. 'Frugavore' author Arabella Forge shares her advice on sowing seeds and why gardening with a pinch of patience can have the greatest reqards.
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    Building and maintaining your soil

    Looking to start a vegie garden? Success rests in your soil. Arabella Forge provides her helpful tips and tricks to develop and maintain a healthy soil ecology.
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