Comedian, Spicks & Specks
I am a moron. Seriously, a moron. My forefathers would be ashamed of me. Oh sure I can tweet such world-changing thoughts as what my breakfast consisted of, or shoot zombies for hours on end on a simulated computer game – but put me in a garden and ask me to fend for myself and I’m like a puppy in an electronics store. Fascinated but ultimately hopeless.
Thank you Local Harvest. Now computer-literate but garden-dim people like me can access all we need to know about growing our own fresh food, sharing it with others, and finding local produce. It is such a brilliant idea, I don’t know why we didn’t think of growing our own sustainable and healthy food before. Oh that’s right, we did. But we all got distracted by computers. Can you believe some people spend hours on end playing a computer game called “Farmville”?
Children’s author, Earth Garden Columnist
What you eat – and how you eat it – can change the world.
Local food, or food grown with love or cooked with pride and idealism, doesn’t just keep you alive; it keeps you in contact with the earth, the seasons, and your community. It creates a web of friendship. Most of all, perhaps, it makes you deeply happy – sharing food, loving how it tastes, every mouthful with a story of fulfilment behind it.
And when you are happy – the deep kind of happiness that comes from giving and receiving harvests and food made with love – you feel powerful enough to change the world.
In fact, you have already begun.
Organic gardener, Director of the Seed Savers Network
Local Harvest is a user-friendly, online directory that helps Australians everywhere to increase their consumption of fresh, local and sustainably grown food.
I encourage people to convert streets and parks to permaculture, and to develop intensive organic food production at home.
Since the passing of Peak Oil, strategies like these support Australian food sovereignty – and climate repair – in a Warming World.
Jerry is also one of the initiators of Grow Local, a Queensland Conservation community project.