Growing your own food security

With food prices set to escalate over the coming years, Robyn Francis from Djanbung Gardens believes it’s an important time to start taking the issue of food security to heart.

“Food security is something we can all participate in, by gardening at home, in community gardens and as small-scale producers,” Robyn said.

Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin is hosting a Growing Abundance workshop series, with the first workshop an introduction to botany and plant identification on April 20 with Robyn Francis.

This will be followed by a three-day workshop the week after on ‘Food Forests and Orchards’ including a pruning workshop with Janelle Schafer.

In May the series continues with a two-day workshop on Seed Saving and Community Seedbanks starting May 10 and on May 24 there is an integrated small crops production course looking at the organic production of vegies, herbs, spices and other small crops for personal food. The series concludes in June with the Integrated Organic Pest and Weed Management workshop and the popular Post Harvest Food Storage and Preservation short course.

For more information visit the Permaculture College Australia website at www.permaculture.com.au or phone 6689 1755.


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