“Crowd-farming makes Master Chef look like a Bunnings BBQ”

“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.

Feast table 2

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:

  1. Register your patch at: http://www.growitlocal.com.au/.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Crowd at table

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6 Responses to “Crowd-farming makes Master Chef look like a Bunnings BBQ”

  1. Mark Willis says:

    Good luck! Presumably they come and judge your patch, so you had better have a good tidy-up! 🙂

  2. Jess Miller says:

    Mark & Liz, hi. Well yes we do judge your patch, but we don’t come to your house (unless you’re offering?). And actually you don’t need to tidy-up as the criteria is almost entirely arbitrary and subject entirely to my and Riki’s discretion – which, is largely informed by the extent to which your patch is interesting. Vanessa may have something to say about it though, she does after all have to cook it all up, so interesting and productive might be a good combo. Be a contender.

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