Unley Community Groups are working in their local government area to encourage people to grow more of their own food at home.
They have worked with the City of Unley on the development of the council’s Food Security Strategy. The Affordable Gardening Kits Project was awarded City of Unley Community Event of the Year in the Australia Day Awards on 26 January 2014.
The Grow Grow Grow Your Own! workshop series on home gardening has been offered each year since 2014 with the support of the City of Unley. Topics have included pruning, improving soil, container gardening, verge gardens, bush foods and native bees.
In 2017 workshops on the following topics were held:
- Saturday 22 April 2017 – House and garden adaptation and sustainability with John Boland and Chris Bryant
- Sunday 28 May 2017 – Raised garden beds: how to do it, plus wicking beds and talks from a couple of our verge garden hosts
- Saturday 8 July 2017 – Fruit trees: pruning, planting and diseases with Steven Hoepfner
- Sunday 20 August 2017 – Urban foraging at Fullarton Park Community Centre with Kate Grigg
- Saturday 7 October 2017 – Pest control with Harry Harrison
- Sunday 12 November 2017 – Preserving food