The story so far...
Grow it Local 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 generally just nerded-out on interesting ways to grow things in unexpected spaces.
Become involved with Melbourne’s Biggest Local Growers Feast on March 1st.
Funded by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in 2015, we are back in Melbourne for the Sustainable Living Festival to host the Local Growers Feast prepared by Vanessa Mateus from Pope Joan.
On March 1st at Testing Grounds we’ll bring together Melbourne’s backyard, balcony, community and windowsill farmers, the 50 most unique and interesting patches registered before February 27th will be in the running to win a double pass to Melbourne’s Biggest Local Growers Feast.
To be a contender register your patch on the map, share tips on our Facebook page, and use the #growitlocal tag on Instagram and Twitter @growintilocal.
Winners will be announced February 20.
More information & media enquiries
For more information email gday[at]growitlocal.com.au / (02) 8097 8746 or contact Riki Edelsten riki[at]slf.org.au in Melbourne.
Grow it Local was co-founded and led by Jess Miller from Goody Two Shoes in cahoots with Republic of Everyone and the Garage Sale Trail.
Grow it Local collaborators include Waverley Council, the City of Sydney, the City of Melbourne, Three Blue Ducks, TEDxSydney, Aria Catering, Artistic Catering, the Republic of Everyone, The Garage Sale Trail, The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the Plant Hunter, Diggers Club, and the Sustainable Living Festival.