Urban Agriculture: Small Space Growing and Foraging

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What’s it all about?

Ever wanted to:

  • cut the cost of your grocery bill?
  • become more self-sufficient?
  • have more input / control of what you eat?
  • make an edible weed pie?
  • host a foraging expedition?
  • avoid pesticides?
  • contribute to sustainability?
  • learn about worms?

Thought you couldn’t because you, your best mate, his sister, a drum kit and your two cats share a bedsit in a high-rise apartment block in the middle of the city? THINK AGAIN.

What will we cover?

With seventy five minutes up our sleeves we are going to smash through some simple, succinct and practical how-to’s of growing, finding, sharing and fertilising your own food in small spaces, apartments, urban dwellings and communities.

We will begin with enough basic information to get you started on your urban agriculture know-how:

  • what to grow in containers and how
  • sprouting, why and how
  • equipment, start up costs and requirements: how to make and source your own
  • more resources than you could poke a garden stake at
  • photos, videos and real life examples
  • basic weed identification and tips on how to cook with them
  • urban foraging and foraging etiquette

And some more challenging skills like:

  • small worm farms and bench top composts
  • seed saving

On top of some sweet resources and plenty of know how you’ll be taking home your own sprouting jar and seeds so you can put your new skills to use in less time than it takes to shred your Everyday Rewards card and exclaim “Laneway was really RAWSOME tonight!”

Who will be teaching?

ShannyLabIIThe Green Genie (aka Shan) has an eco micro business and leads a community of over 800 online peeps – promoting her green wares and sharing eco ideas. A green thinker-liver-do’er, container gardener, seed saver, food forager, enthusiastic recycler, volunteer, animal lover and climate activist. You’re in good hands when the Green Genie gets an opportunity to chew your ears off (yes, most likely both) on how to approach a fresh, green, affordable and sustainable life-path.