The Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre has developed “edible garden starter kits” designed specifically to suit Canberra’s climate and urban spaces.
Growing some of your own food reduces “food miles” and the environmental impacts of conventional agriculture. It also provides you with delicious fresh food that is generally more nutritious than what is available from the supermarket.
If you are interested in gardening, but feel that you lack the knowledge or time, consider purchasing an “edible garden starter kit” this summer. For $12.00 the kit provides you with seed for basil, parsley, mini pumpkin, cucumber, climbing beans, lettuce, and two varieties of tomato, along with plenty of easy to read information to get you started. The kits also make excellent eco-friendly holiday gifts for anyone interested in cooking, gardening, or outdoor recreation.
The edible garden starter kits are available from the Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre and the ANU Food Co-operative. For more information phone 02 6248 0885 or visit www.ecoaction.com.au
Along with starter kits the Environment Centre offers regular courses on organic backyard gardening, free consultations and information regarding gardening in urban and small spaces, and houses demonstration gardens for practical and inspirational gardening ideas. For more information about how our “Food For Life” program can benefit you or your organisation, please feel free to contact us.