Food production at home

Benefits of producing your own food

Growing produce close to home is a key part of sustainable gardening, helping to reduce high food miles, chemical and water use typically associated with commercially grown and packaged food.

It can also be great for physical and mental well being and be a valuable learning activity for young children.

Guides to growing your own food

Home Harvest Front CoverHome Harvest booklet

The Home Harvest booklet (PDF 4Mb) provides the basics on getting your home veggie patch up and growing.

Sustainable Gardening Australia

The Home Harvest booklet has been developed with the assistance of Sustainable Gardening Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to achieving real, continually improving and easily understood environmental solutions for gardeners.

Visit Sustainable Gardening Australia for fact sheets and information on sustainable and produce gardening as well as a forum for gardeners to chat about their patch.

Moreland Food Gardens Network

Moreland Food Gardens Network was established to enable people in the Merri-bek community share information and experiences as well as to strategically plan and collaborate to improve food access and urban agriculture in Merri-bek.

It provides a valuable site for Merri-bek residents to find out about local community gardens, food swaps and gardening activities.