Join in with this interesting project coordinated through Local Harvest!
Sunday 1st April — Saturday 7th April 2012
Why the Local Harvest challenge?
Find out about resources near you, and put into practice the art of eating locally, supporting local and organic farmers and businesses, and discovering the face behind your food.
There are many great reasons to participate in the Local Harvest Challenge. By taking control of your food choices you make a positive impact on yourself, your community and the earth. Here’s some of the many reasons to get involved:
- Discover the local and sustainable food alternatives near you
- Enjoy local, seasonal produce – it’s usually fresher and tasty!
- Support local farmers, producers and businesses (Your dollar is your vote!)
- Reduce food miles. Food miles refers to the distance between where food is grown/produced and where it is consumed. Generally speaking, the more food miles, the more energy used and the greater the carbon footprint.
- Get to know the faces behind your food. It’s an opportunity to engage with your local producers or growers. Ask them questions about their produce and their practices. Find out about their story.
- Connect up with others near you, who also are looking for (and creating) local food alternatives
- Learn to supplement your household food supply by growing your own and making produce
Some local groups and retailers that could help with your participation are:
- Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens
- Mid Mountains Community Gardens
- Blue Mountains Food Cooperative
- Transition Blue Mountains
- Crop and Swap Falconbridge