Australia: New South Wales residents promote sustainable living through thriving community garden
The Port Macquarie garden called The Lost Plot was initiated by the Port Macquarie Hastings Council and started in April 2014
By Emma Siossian
ABC Mid North Coast
Feb 8, 2017
“There’s been a lot in the media I guess in the last 12 months about the multi-faceted benefits of eating locally, from a health perspective as well as an environmental perspective,” she said.
“There is a lot of interest in that in the community, especially in Port Macquarie where we have local food markets and other things happening to support what we are doing.
“There is nothing better than going and picking a fresh cucumber and then going home and making a Greek salad with it.
“It’s never been in the fridge, it’s only been picked for 20 minutes and it just tastes delicious.”
Ms Bigg said community gardens were increasingly appearing in regional towns.