Go green: Growing your own vegetables can significantly reduce your ecological footprint.
Go green: Growing your own vegetables can significantly reduce your ecological footprint.

Gardening workshops continue

The Our Living Coast community workshops continue this month with a series of free practical gardening sessions.

Growing your own food is not just fun, it also helps generate significant environmental benefits. The production and transportation of food creates large amounts of greenhouse gases so growing your own food (or buying local) can significantly help reduce your ecological footprint.

Gardening is also a great way to socialise as the rapidly growing membership of community gardens, garden clubs and seed-saver networks demonstrates.

People enjoy visiting gardens, exchanging experiences, swapping cuttings or bulbs, learning about new varieties and tasting produce.

The workshops will take place in Macksville, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour and Nana Glen and are free of charge.

The planned workshops at Bellingen and Macksville will be held at their community gardens, with topics including the cost and construction of raised garden beds, composting, soil properties, propagation and some unusual vegetables, fruit and spices.

A property at Nana Glen will be open for a tour to showcase “Living Green with Flair – how to minimise your footprint and be comfortable at the same time”, while in Coffs Harbour you can be involved in creating a vegetable garden from scratch.

For further information and to register for a workshop, call Pia Dollmann on 6648 4644 or email info@ourlivingcoast.com.au



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