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Grow It Local Festival

Sunday 31st October 2021 - 2:00pm

Ask An Expert - Organic Gardening

Theme: Organic gardening methods (including soil health, encouraging beneficial insects and birds to your garden as a form of natural pest control and why to avoid sprays and pesticides) What do rainforests, native bushland and desert oases have in common? They don’t need pesticides in order to thrive! And yet for some reason we’re always told that we need to use ‘pest control’ methods in our gardens. We’re advised to use sprays to kill aphids, put fungicides on our roses and scatter snail pellets around our lettuces. But what if none of that was really necessary?? In this session, I’ll be answering all of your questions about organic approaches to gardening based on my experiences in my own garden, which is totally pesticide- herbicide- and fungicide-free (and don’t worry, it’s not infested with anything!). Post your questions in the comments section below and I'll provide an answer during the live session. See you there !

Saturday 13th November 2021 - 3:00pm

Homegrown with Paul West !

Join River Cottage Australia host and Grow It Local cofounder Paul West in this exclusive LIVE launch of his new book release 'Homegrown'. Paul will show us how to become that little bit more self-sufficient and give you the info and tools you need to grow, cook and preserve your way through the year. Homegrown features planting guides for the most popular vegetables and fruit trees to grow yourself using whatever space you have, whether it's a balcony, backyard or nature strip. Paul also has loads of ideas for garden projects to improve your crop, from raising seedlings and building a mini greenhouse to managing rain water and heat-proofing your garden. And don't forget the food! Paul shares a year's worth of simple seasonal recipes, from basics such as breads, sauces, pickles and preserves to delicious meals that celebrate fresh produce from the garden. Homegrown is for anyone passionate about food, gardening and community. It will inspire you to grow more of your own produce and cook more nourishing, simple meals to share with the ones you love. Garden projects include: · Raising seedlings · Building a mini greenhouse · Growing potatoes in a bag · Protecting your garden from the heat · Making a raised bed from old pallets · Growing fruit trees from cuttings · Creating a fire circleLearn how to grow an abundance of delicious, nutrient-dense produce at home in this super practical session with Paul West. Paul will talk us through techniques for making the most of your space, access to sunlight, how to decide what to plant and some tips & tricks to maximising your harvest. Tickets are limited so register now to avoid disappointment for this exclusive, free, live session. Enjoy !

Wednesday 1st December 2021 - 6:00am

Ask An Expert - Prepping your summer garden

There: Prepping your summer garden (including best vegetables for a summer veg patch, how to protect your garden in the heat and jobs for the summer garden) Summer is finally approaching and there’s plenty to do around our gardens! For the edible veggie grower, summer is one of the most exciting times of year and the possibilities for delicious homegrown veg are huge! Tomatoes, basil, zucchinis, cucumbers, melons, strawberries, stone fruit, rhubarb and more! With a little planning and thought, our summer gardens can be real places of productivity and joy. In this session I’ll be discussing all the jobs to get started on in your garden to prepare it for summer and answering you questions about how to make sure your garden thrives under the hot blue sky.

Sunday 5th December 2021 - 2:00am

Soil - The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy with Matthew Evans

As local growers soil is the heart of our gardens. It nourishes our plants, feeds microorganisms and ultimately enables life on earth. Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and civilisations falling. Of ancient hunger, modern sicknesses and gastronomic delight. It features poison gas, climate collapse and a mind-blowing explanation of how rain is formed. For too long, we've not only neglected the land beneath us, we've squandered and debased it, by over-clearing, over-grazing and over-ploughing. But if we want our food to nourish us, and to ensure our planet's long-term health, we need to understand how soil works - how it's made, how it's lost, and how it can be repaired. In this ode to the thin veneer of Earth that gifts us life, commentator and farmer Matthew Evans shows us that what we do in our backyards, on our farms, and what we put on our dinner tables really matters, and can be a source of hope. Isn't it time we stopped treating the ground beneath our feet like dirt? In this free, live digital session we’ll talk all things soil with tv host, master grower and all round super inspiration Australian Matthew Evans. We’ll learn about Matthew’s new book and get a few tips & tricks as to how we can all play a role in improving our soil to grow healthy, nutrient-dense food. Get ready to get inspired ! About Matthew Evans Matthew Evans Matthew Evans is Australia's favourite tree-changer. A former chef and food critic, Matthew is now a Tasmanian smallholder, food writer and food activist. He fattens pigs, milks cows, tends a garden and writes about food from his office on Fat Pig Farm, in the gorgeous Huon Valley. Matthew is the star of the long-running SBS TV series The Gourmet Farmer, as well as the recent documentary on seafood, What's the Catch?, in which he advocates for a change to Australian food labelling laws. He is the author of twelve books, including the authoritative Real Food Companion, his autobiographies Never Order Chicken on a Monday followed by The Dirty Chef, he co- authored The Gourmet Farmer Deli Book and The Gourmet Farmer Goes Fishing, and most recently published Summer on Fat Pig Farm Purchase Soil here: www.booktopia.com.au/soil-matthew-evans/book/9781922351418.html Learn more about Fat Pig Farm: www.fatpig.farm

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$175.00 - Bermagui, NSW

30 minute Digital garden consultation

Getting started in growing your own food can be a little intimidating, especially if you don't know someone that can help show you the ropes. Books are good, so is youtube, community gardens are better, but it's hard to beat someone talking to you about your space, your dreams and your challenges from the comfort of your own patch. I've been growing food in some form or another for the last 15 years and am here to get you started down the lifelong path of growing your own amazing produce. How does it work? Purchase your consult, either for yourself or a friend. Contact me at paul@growitlocal.com to arrange a time and date. Email me a rough idea of what you want to talk about Grow it Local will send you a Zoom link and I'll run through a half hour consultation at the agreed time Grow it Local will send you a recording of the consult for future reference I'll chase up any outstanding questiosn or queries that may have arisen during the consult

$5.00 -

Jap pumpkin seedling pairs

Potted Jap Pumpkin seedling pairs for $5 a pair. Contactless pickup.

$54.99 - Bermagui, NSW

Signed copies of "Homegrown" by Paul West

PREORDER - Books Shipped on OCT 26 Everyone knows that homegrown tastes better. It doesn't matter if you grow a few herbs on a window sill or you're a full blown master kitchen gardener, the joy is the same. Join me in my garden and kitchen over the course of year as I help you grow, cook and build your own homegrown experience. It features growing guides for every season, easy DIY projects that you can make and stacks of delicious recipes. Growing and cooking your own food is a small bit of radical action that you can take to make the world a better place! For every pre-order copy sold, $5 will be donated to the HalfCut organisation, an Australian charity which purchases high value rainforest properties, protecting them from future development and handing them back to Traditional owners. Every book sold will save 2m2 of Daintree rainforest! Price breakdown $44.99RRP for the book ($5 of which goes to protecting the Daintree) $10 flat rate postage anywhere in Australia AUSTRALIA ONLY

$0.00 - Margaret River, WA

Starter worms

I’ve got spare worms! If you are looking for a few to start your worm farm up, I can help you out. Just contact me to arrange pick up. We’re close to Margaret River town.

$5.00 -

Honest Box

Spring has sprung early at our place! We have set up a happy-green 'honest box' at our nature strip so we can share the spoils of our abundant garden with our local community. Availability varies day by day but expect to regularly find herbs, vegetables, heirloom seeds and honey. Prices as marked with all proceeds fed back into the garden so we can grow even more great things.

$0.00 - Bondi Beach, NSW

Grow It Local Seed Service - Spring 2021

Grow It Local in partnership with a network of forward thinking councils (see list below) have launched a free 'Seed Service' that has been designed for aspiring growers by River Cottage Australia host and master grower Paul West. WHO IS IT FOR? The Seed Service is suitable for anyone interested in learning to grow who has space to grow in pots, containers, on a balcony, in a courtyard, backyard, etc. At this stage it's for folks who are new to Grow It Local. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE? By registering for the Grow It Local - Seed Service (its FREE!) you'll receive; - our Caprese Salad range including a packet of heirloom tomato seeds & organic basil seeds which delivered direct to your door ! - four short 'how to grow' videos with Paul (one for each variety) - two deep dive articles featuring background to the varieties, nutritional info, health benefits, tricks & tips to growing success, musical recommendations and a selection of patch-to-plate recipes - access to monthly 'Ask An Expert' sessions where you can ask a question, trouble shoot and get solutions - access to monthly live workshops. For example, how to grow in pots with Paul West, an introduction to composting with Costa, how to make award winning jam with the Country Womens Association, pickling with OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn * Note: please ensure to provide your correct mailing address so we can get the seeds to you HOW TO GROW VIDEOS & DEEP DIVE ARTICLES Will be provided following registration. Get excited ! ASK AN EXPERT SESSIONS Got a question or an issue in the garden? Join our free 'Ask An Expert' sessions to trouble and get advice from a master grower live! WHO IS IT FOR? Please note that the Grow It Local - Seed Service is only available to residents, businesses, schools and community organisations in partner council areas including; NSW - Waverley Council - Woollahra Council - Randwick Council - Central Coast Council WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Town of Victoria Park - City. of Rockingham - City of Joondalup - City of Bayswater - Town of Bassendean - City of Canning QUEENSLAND - Brisbane City Council - Moreton Bay Regional Council PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING COUNCILS HAVE REACH THEIR SEED SERVICE CAPACITY & AS SUCH IS NOT LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2021; - Central Coast Council - Moreton Bay Regional Council - Waverley Council - Woollahra Council - Randwick Council - City of Joondalup DON'T SEE YOU COUNCIL HERE? Please leave a comment in the 'Comments' section below if you'd like to see Grow It Local - Seed Service available in your community. Simply let us know why and the name of your local council, thanks! If interested you can also purchase the Caprese Edition here; https://www.growitlocal.com/stores/grow-it-local-store/grow-it-local-seed-service-caprese-edition OUR MISSION Grow It Local is a mission to make life healthier, happier and more delicious! We aim to help educate, inspire and enable more people to grow, share and eat locally grown food. We aim to make life WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY SEEDS? Grow It Local - Seed Service packages will be sent to registered participants from the week commencing Monday September 27, 2021. WHO CAN REGISTER? At this stage the Grow It Local - Seed Service is available to community members from our partner council who areas who aren't already a member of Grow It Local. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO? Register for the Seed Service via this page and follow us via @growitlocal on Instagram or on Facebook We also ask that you please share a pic of your crop by tagging us #growitlocal or alternatively via sending pic's to hello@growitlocal.com And don't hesitate to get in touch if you've got any queries or if there's anything we can do to assist. We are here and committed to helping you achieve home growing success! xx PARTICIPANT SURVEY In order to receive Grow It Local - Seed Service for free please the 'patch registration' process in signup and the short survey link that you'll receive in the confirmation email after registering. Thanks! HELP SPREAD THE LOVE! Help spread the love! Tell your friends, neighbours and colleagues to get involved !

$2.00 - Bendigo, VIC

Native Oregano Seeds

Native oregano is actually a flat-leafed mint. It isn’t a very strong mint though, and is versatile in its uses. It is native to the eastern coast and can be grown easily almost anywhere along it. I am in Central Victoria and my bushes thrive. The flowers are absolutely stunning and add so much colour and interest to the garden. An added bonus is it will attract native bees. Seeds are still developing. Please check regularly for updates.

$2.00 - Bendigo, VIC

Native Rosemary Seeds

The coastal Rosemary was one of the first Australian plants found to be edible by early European settlers, along with native spinach. Of course Indigenous Australians knew this thousands of years beforehand! Native to the Eastern coast, this plant can be grown almost anywhere in Victoria and many places in New South Wales. I am in Central Victoria and can simply put this plant in the ground and forget about it. The fun thing about growing native alternatives is the pleasant surprise you get when you discover their uses. Native Rosemary smells very similar to exotic Rosemary but with that native “something extra.” You use it in meat and savoury dishes, just like other Rosemarys. Seeds are still developing. Please be patient and check back regularly for availability.

$2.95 - Bendigo, VIC

Native Thyme Seeds

Grow your own Bush food! The fragrance of this plant can’t be matched. I like to dry it in my kitchen to fill the room with the rich aroma. It is reminiscent of the exotic kind, but I certainly prefer this one. Visually, the plant is stunning when in flower. Seeds still developing, check regularly for updates.

$15.00 - Bondi Beach, NSW

Grow It Local Seed Service - Caprese Edition

Get set for an Amalfi-inspired, seed-to-salad adventure with the Grow It Local Seed Service - Caprese Edition, featuring heirloom tomato and organic basil varieties. The Seed Service is curated by tv host, radio personality, author, surfer and master grower Paul West and features instructive how to grow videos, monthly Ask An Expert sessions, free live workshops and deep dive articles. "We're so excited to launch the Grow It Local Seed Service - Caprese Edition and bring the delicious flavours of Italy's belavoured Amalfi Coast to your own home. Prego!' WHO IS THE SEED SERVICE FOR? Grow It Local Seed Service is suitable for anyone interested in learning to grow who has space to grow in pots, containers, on a balcony, in a courtyard, backyard, etc. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE? By registering for the Grow It Local - Seed Service you'll receive; - our Caprese Salad range including a packet of heirloom tomato seeds & organic basil seeds which delivered direct to your door ! - four short 'how to grow' videos with Paul (one for each variety) - two deep dive articles featuring background to the varieties, nutritional info, health benefits, tricks & tips to growing success, musical recommendations and a selection of patch-to-plate recipes - access to monthly 'Ask An Expert' sessions where you can ask a question, trouble shoot and get solutions * Note: please ensure to provide your correct mailing address so we can get the seeds to you HOW TO GROW VIDEOS & DEEP DIVE ARTICLES Will be provided following registration. Get excited ! ASK AN EXPERT SESSIONS Got a question or an issue in the garden? Join our free 'Ask An Expert' sessions to trouble and get advice from a master grower live! WHO IS IT FOR? Everyone, everywhere ! OUR MISSION Grow It Local is a mission to make life healthier, happier and more delicious! We aim to help educate, inspire and enable more people to grow, share and eat locally grown food. WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY SEEDS? Grow It Local - Seed Service packages will be sent to registered participants during the week commencing Monday September 27, 2021 PARTICIPANT SURVEY In order to receive Grow It Local - Seed Service for free please the 'patch registration' process in signup and the short survey link that you'll receive in the confirmation email after registering. Thanks! HELP SPREAD THE LOVE! Help spread the love! Tell your friends, neighbours and colleagues to get involved !

$10.00 -

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