“Crowd-farming makes Master Chef look like a Bunnings BBQ” says Grow it Local co-founder Jess Miller.
Normally I ignore press releases but this one caught my attention and I thought Melbournian readers would be interested in this event.
Grow it Local, which celebrates backyard, balcony, community and windowsill farming, are hosting ”Melbourne’s Biggest Local Grower’s Feast” as part of Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival.
The feast will be prepared by Vanessa Mateus from Pope Joan from ingredients grown in the patches of 50 lucky home growers.
To attend what you need to do is:
- Register your patch at: http://www.growitlocal.com.au/.
- Give it a quirky name and throughout the six-week campaign grow your ingredients to be a contender for one of 50 doubles passes to the Melbourne Local Growers Feast.
- Hope you are chosen.
500 free packets of seeds courtesy of Digger’s club are available at Farmer’s Markets this weekend to help you get started.
Hopefully I will be lucky enough to see you there.