Local Harvest will be a website resource for finding good food close to you, connecting with growers, and exploring alternatives for food production in an urban setting. It includes:
•A national directory for finding food co-ops, food swap meets, community gardens, farmers markets, box systems, pick-you-own farms, farm-gate products, organic retailers, seed saver networks, free-range meats, and more. You can find local food by simply placing in a postcode.
•promotion and exploration of do-it-yourself alternatives for food production and meeting essential needs, including resources for growing your own food, making your own produce, storing and preserving, and low energy living.
The project will be launched at Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival in February 2012.
Find out more about why this project is important at www.localharvest.org.au