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Area under cultivation 870,360 m2
Food waste diversion 28219 kg/week

Grow it Local Festival

Saturday 8th October 2022 - 10:00am

Paul West Member Meet-Up | City of West Torrens

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across Greater Adelaide as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey.

Saturday 8th October 2022 - 1:00pm

Paul West Member Meet-Up | City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across Greater Adelaide as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey.

Saturday 8th October 2022 - 3:30pm

Paul West Member Meet-Up | City of Salisbury

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across Greater Adelaide as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey.

Sunday 9th October 2022 - 10:00am

Paul West Member Meet-Up | City of Onkaparinga

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across Greater Adelaide as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey.

Sunday 9th October 2022 - 1:00pm

Paul West Member Meet-Up | City of Burnside

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across Greater Adelaide as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey.

Sunday 9th October 2022 - 3:00pm

Paul West Member Meet-Up | City of Unley

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across Greater Adelaide as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey.

Online Event

Thursday 13th October 2022 - 6:00pm

Become a Garden Detective with Sophie Thomson

This session will look at how to deal with garden pests and diseases in an organic and sustainable way. First, you need to understand why the problem occurred in the first place. Sophie will share how to make your plants happy and healthy so they don't get sick in the first place, as well as how to encourage garden guardians into your patch so they can help you deal with the bad bugs. Sophie Thomson has continued to light up the screen on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia with her infectious enthusiasm for more than 16 years. She is generous with her knowledge as a horticulturist gleaned from over 35 years of hands-on gardening experience. She shares her insights, tips and knowledge nationally through public speaking engagements, media columns, talkback radio and her recent best-selling book Sophie’s Patch. Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, Sophie believes gardening improves our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as that of the broader community. Since 2020, she has been working to support fire-affected communities on Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills helping them rebuild their gardens. Register for this free, live digital session as below. SUPPORTED BY GREEN ADELAIDE

Saturday 22nd October 2022 - 9:30am

Paul West Grower Meet-Up | Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council is partnering with Paul West from Grow It Local to host a workshop to engage residents about food waste avoidance and saving money by growing food. The workshop includes two parts: Part 1 - Cooking demonstration: you will learn how to start your weekly meal planning like a chef, root to tip eating and use up your leftovers to make frittata and bubble and squeak. Part 2 - Gardening: Paul will give you tips on choosing the best food waste recycling system for your home and how to grow food from scraps. An optional guided tour is available after the workshop. Don't forget to bring your own serveware and cutlery if you want to taste some delicious food cooked by Paul. Location: Flowstate Pavilion Book ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/saving-money-by-growing-it-local-with-paul-west-tickets-407173746637

Saturday 22nd October 2022 - 3:00pm

Paul West Grower Meet-Up | Moreton Bay - Arana Hills

Meet the co-founder of Grow It Local and star of River Cottage Australia, Paul West. Bring your questions about growing self-sufficient gardens and snap a selfie with him! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey. Free. Bookings required. Doors open at 2:50 PM for a 3:00 PM start. About Paul West: Paul is a chef, passionate gardener, sustainability advocate and popular media personality. He hosted four seasons of River Cottage Australia (Foxtel and SBS) and is a regular guest presenter on ABC television's Gardening Australia, Back Roads and Catalyst. Paul's philosophy is simple - grow your ingredients with love, prepare them simply and share them with family and friends. He advocates real food, community and gardening, and loves to show people how easy it is to prepare delicious meals using vibrant produce, all without blowing the budget. Paul is the author of The Edible Garden Cookbook and Growing Guide. He lives with his wife and children on the south coast of NSW. Register through this link here: https://library.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/EVSESENQ?SETLVL=&RNI=1553155

Sunday 23rd October 2022 - 11:00am

Paul West Grower Meet-Up | Moreton Bay - Redcliffe

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across the nation as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey 🥦 Book your FREE ticket here: https://events.humanitix.com/paul-west-grower-meet-up-or-moreton-bay-redcliffe-uniting-church-community-garden

Sunday 23rd October 2022 - 2:00pm

Redcliffe Museum Great Aussie Backyard exhibition | Paul West Q&A & Plant/Seed Swap

Paul West from River Cottage Australia and co-founder of Grow It Local is coming to Redcliffe Museum. Be inspired by one of Australia's favourite advocates for real food, community and sustainable agriculture. Get the dirt on what you can do in your backyard and the food you can create using seasonal ingredients. During this free event, Paul West will share tips that focus on sustainability. Providing advice on: - What you can grow, no matter how much space you have - Which veggies are easy to grow - How to use seasonal produce Make sure you bring along your questions for Paul and some plants and seeds to join our plant and seed swap. Register using this link here: https://aumbrc.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/78917

Saturday 29th October 2022 - 11:00am

Paul West Grower Meet-Up | City of Canning

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a series of local grower meet-ups across the nation as part of Grow It Local Festival 2022. Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious! You'll also hear how you can be a part of Grow It Local’s mission to educate, support and inspire more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown foods. Come together and be a part of the Grow It Local community and meet other growers both new and experienced on their growing journey 🥦 Book your FREE ticket through this link here: https://events.humanitix.com/paul-west-grower-meet-up-or-city-of-canning

Community Events

Wednesday 5th October 2022 - 10:00am

Gardening with Kids Workshop

Want to start gardening with the kids this spring? Join this fun, interactive and inspiring session about home gardening for adults and kids. The session will include hands-on activities for parents and kids to do together. There will also be gardening activities just for the kids while parents learn from school gardens experts about how kids can get active in their home gardens. You'll get to ask your niggling gardening questions and take home plants and seeds as well. Activities will include: • Making potting mix, planting seeds and propagating strawberry plants • Making seed bombs • Great plants for nature play activities • Co-creating garden designs and planting plans This session is ideally suited for primary school aged children and their parents or carers. Beginner gardeners welcome! Bookings are essential. City of Marion supports Grow It Local in the mission to get more people growing, sharing and eating locally grown foods. Supported by Green Adelaide.

Friday 7th October 2022 - 9:15am

Yoga in the Garden

Enjoy the opportunity to feel the sunshine on your skin, the breeze on your face and become attuned with the sounds of nature. Take a moment to reduce your stress, increase your flexibility, enjoy the outdoors and relax your body. Join us for one or both yoga sessions - whichever you please! Where: The Precinct Community Garden - The Precinct, 112 Coventry Road, Smithfield Plains (an indoor space will be available during inclement weather) When: Friday 7th & 14th October Time: 9:15-10:15 am Who: Adults who live in the City of Playford Cost: $2.00 per session What to bring: your own mat or towel (seated options will be available also) and a water bottle For bookings or more information visit: https://wbhyogainthegarden.eventbrite.com.au

Sunday 9th October 2022 - 10:00am

Feel-Good Gardening

Gardening can be a useful, practical tool for shaping liveable cities, creating beautiful landscapes & growing food. But what does it do to build our individual and collective well-being? A heck of a lot! Drop into the Port Environment Centre on Sunday October 9th to chat with the fabulous folk from the Topsoil Garden Project about how the practice of gardening can be one of the greatest tools for supporting our mental health & wellbeing. From maintaining community and cultural practices, lessening stress and supporting our sense of connectedness to people and planet – the benefits are endless. The Topsoil Garden Project is a soon-to-be-established horticulture therapy garden in the Adelaide Hills founded by a team of talented folk: a business whizz, mental-health nurse, psychologist, gardener & publican. While the project is still in its early days, they're already making waves in the Adelaide Care Community. They're set on delivering community-based, nature-centric wellness services, supporting the needs of people experiencing mental ill-health and psychosocial disability. If you are keen to learn more about this project or get some inspiration for your own community activation, this is for you. While you're here, pick up some of our gardening resources to kickstart or reinvigorate your love for gardening. No garden space? Fear not! We’ll connect you with a nearby community garden. We’ll have interactive activities & a play space for kids. This is a FREE event. All welcome. Registration not required. Drop-ins are welcome on the day.

Saturday 15th October 2022 - 10:00am

Gardening for Queers Workshop

Come on out queer gardeners for this hands-on workshop taking us through the fundamentals of food gardening, from soil to harvest. Gardens provide a gateway to nature, helping us tune in to the bigger cycles of seasonality, climate change, and life and death. For queer and LGBTIQA+ folks, our gardens can provide a haven for self expression, joy, connection with plants, animals and each other. We invite you to join with some fellow queers and share in the delight of gardening. This friendly and inclusive workshop is aimed at beginners but open to any queer and LGBTIQA+ gardeners. We will cover fundamentals including soil and compost, how to make a super low cost and easy garden bed, sowing seeds and planning a year-round harvest. The workshop will include non-obligatory practical activities, and plenty of time to share and ask questions. Our focus in this workshop will be on how we can all grow food, while being realistic and understanding challenges many of us face -- renting and insecure housing, gardening on a budget, working with disability and physical limits, marginalisation and disconnection from community. This inclusive and welcoming workshop about gardening is specifically for those identifying as queer/LGBTQIA+. This workshop is wheelchair accessible. It will be run inside and outdoors. We will have a break halfway through for lunch, and ask that you please bring your own lunch. We will also have tea and coffee available and participants are welcome to take breaks when needed. Please contact us and let us know how we can make this workshop more accessible and welcoming for you. Please also bring a hat, water bottle and gardening gloves if you have them. Ticket information: Full price - please pay this if you are able. Concession - any concession card or general low income. Solidarity ticket - anyone short on funds but keen on gardening. This workshop is being run by Phoebe and Indi from Patch of Plenty. Please get in touch with us with any questions at hello@patchofplenty.com.au.

Saturday 15th October 2022 - 4:16pm

Garden nature therapy walks

Join me on a public nature therapy walk, or invite me to your garden to lead your private group in a nature connection session! Read more here https://heldoutside.mailchimpsites.com/ or get in touch for tailored events.

Wednesday 19th October 2022 - 9:30am

Green it Yourself - Playford

Are you interested in learning valuable skills for a more sustainable lifestyle? This program is for you! Join us as we learn how to live lighter, meet other local people, learn new skills and make lasting changes in our lives and to the environment. This course is interactive and practical where we will delve into how to live simply and sustainably with topics on waste, energy, transport, water, gardening for biodiversity, gardening for food, healthy you, healthy home and community. This program consists of 7 workshops run over monthly blocks. Sign up for one session, multiple sessions or the whole program - whichever you please! Topics (and dates) include: - Being Water Wise: including how to set up an irrigation system for your garden (19th October 2022) - Gardening for Food: information and hands on activity on setting up your own little garden plot at home (16th November 2022) - Living Simply: making your own beeswax wraps and reducing waste in your home (including receiving a free compost kitchen caddy) (7th December 2022) - Smart Travel: How to maintain your bike (8th February 2023) - Healthy You & Healthy Home: make your own natural cleaners and body products (8th March 2023) - Gardening for biodiversity: how to attract the good creatures and critters to your garden and undertaking a fun Weed Walk with Malcolm from Ligaya Garden (5th April 2023) - Field Trip to be decided amongst participants of the program - examples may include to another community garden, other sustainable community programs or events, or waste reduction facilities (10th May 2023) For bookings or more information visit: https://WBH_Green_it_Yourself_Playford.eventbrite.com.au

Latest products

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Seed Library

Are you keen to try something new? The Para Hills Community Hub seed library offers the opportunity for residents to access free plant seeds when available. The seeds are available to take home at no cost, the idea is that then when you grow your seeds you allow a plant to go to seed and return some into the library for our garden volunteers to sort and place back in the library. Perhaps you have excess of a certain seed , drop them in and share with your local community.

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Grow Free Cart

Take what you need, give what you can is the basics of the Grow Free Movement. We have a grow free cart located in the garden at Para Hills Community Hub. The cart can be accessed through the library during library open hours The Cart is a great place to find cuttings, potted plants, seeds, pots and other garden related materials.

$36.00 -

Raw organic bush honey

Raw organic bush blend homey. 3kg rich colour and flavour- with tea tree undertones. Sunshine Coast hinterland grown.

$22.00 -

Raw organic Bush Honey - Sunshine Coast 1.5kg

Sunshine grown - raw, organic bush blend honey. Rich in colour and flavour. Organic bush blend with tea tree undertones.

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Raw organic bush honey Sunshine Coast local 750g

Raw organic bush honey. A beautiful rich bush blend , with tea tree accents. Sunshine Coast product - raw, organic honey. 750g

$0.00 - SA, City of Salisbury

Grow Free Cart and Street Library

Our grow free cart and street library are located at the front entrance to Morella Community Centre, or inside the front foyer dependent on weather conditions. The grow free cart is available for members of the community to access free produce from the garden, seeds , cuttings and excess produce from community members. The street library allows members of the community to access free books , some donated from the City of Salisbury Libraries. Our carts are available during opening hours of the Centre

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BASILEA FARM OPEN DAY - SATURDAY 17th September 9-1pm

Basilea Farm opens to the public for direct seedling sales on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Next Open Day is Saturday 17th September from 9am - 1pm. Located at: 135 Hawthorn Rd, Burpengary Qld. A huge variety of spray-free seedlings, herbs & edible flowers. Excellent value with each pot containing many seedlings to plant out. Farmer and growing expert Sarah will be on-hand for selection assistance and to answer questions. Eftpos is available, and don't forget your carry bag or box to take plants home safely. Enjoy a stroll around our farm & learn new things. ALL WELCOME

$5.00 - Toongabbie, NSW

Jerusalem artichokes

Jerusalem artichoke tubers ready for eating or growing. Despite being in heavy clay and waterlogged for much of this year, the Jerusalem artichokes have delivered well for us this year. Harvested over 60kg so far. They are a perennial sundflower, grow to +300cm and have a ginger like tuber. Die off at frost which is when cut them down. We store them in the ground as they don’t keep well. Can eat roasted, as soups, a little raw in salads. Very high in inulin, so take it slow if you have never eaten them before. Crippling flatulence may occur if eat too many or with beer/heart food. Have a few kg for sale. Pick up from Toongabbie in Sydney. Will be sell for $5 bag (about 10 tubers).

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Baby Cos Lettuce

Fresh cos lettuce

$0.00 - QLD, Brisbane City

Free Coleus & Geraniums

I have so much Coleus which the bees LOVE! Come by and take some cuttings - it grows so easily!!! I also have loads of geranium - I’m about to cut it all back to save it from the compost!

$5.00 - NSW, Lismore City Council

Jap Pumpkins

W have a glut of our organically grown pumpkins and are selling them for $5 each

$0.00 - Griffin, QLD

Assorted Bottles (Used)

Assortment of liquor bottles available for reuse, some have corks. Collection slowly changes as bottles are used and new ones are added. Washed but not sterilised, labels not removed. Pick and choose what suits your needs. Pick up only.

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