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Happy Earth’s ‘Grow Local’ Illawarra Edible Garden Guide

December 13, 2011 | Off-Farm goings on, Publications, Resources, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

© Happy Earth

Happy Earth are a great little crew down in Wollongong, proving that you can create an abundant urban homestead. And they’re just created a really awesome community resource in the form of this garden guide, which is free to all.

Regardless of whether you actually live in the Illawarra region or not, make sure you have a look at this. It’s a super example of localized knowledge, small, slow solutions, and fair share.

© Happy Earth

In the words of Ally + Rich from HappyEarth.com.au:

We’re on an adventure in urban sustainability – but we haven’t moved out to a self-sufficient cottage in the countryside or built a brand new eco-home. We’re giving it a go right where we are  – in a typical house, in a typical suburb, ten minutes from the heart of Wollongong, a bustling town on the South Coast of NSW, Australia.

Ally and Rich developed this Grow Local guide with their three local councils and some extra funding. It’s pretty impressive.

Imagine if there was a biosphere specific guide to edible and forest gardening, freely available at your local council, that outlined what grew well, when and why in your local area… how good would that be?

© Happy Earth
© Happy Earth

Well done, Happy Earthers. I think this is a disarmingly simple yet deeply significant resource to have unleashed apon your community… inspiring.

>> Download a PDF copy of the Grow Local Guide from the front page of HappyEarth – or if you’re in the Illawarra, pick up a copy from your local council.

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