Grow it Local is a project that celebrates backyard, balcony, community and windowsill food farming in urban areas. It’s about supporting local food producers, sharing growing know-how and bringing people together.
The first Grow It Local Supper took place in Bondi in 2012 at Three Blue Ducks as part of a pilot project for Waverley Council to encourage local food production. Take a look at out case study video here.
From 200 people at Three Blue Ducks to 2,200 people at the Sydney Opera House for TEDxSydney, the ‘Crowd farming’ model has been creating a massive stir among non-traditional growers and chefs alike.
Check out the TEDxSydney story here.
Since that epic feat, we’ve engaged local Sydney cafes to distributed seeds, put gardens in bus stops, hosted a dinner as part of Good Food Month at the Queen Vic Markets, curated the Grow Show at the Melbourne Town Hall veggie patch and were a finalist in the Melbourne Awards for our Local Growers Feast in collaboration with the Sustainable Living Foundation in 2015.
If you’d like to talk to us about doing a Grow it Local event or campaign in your neighbourhood, get in touch:
Phone: Jess Miller on (02) 8097 8746