Kerri Paine: Wished it was groundhog day

12th April, 2013 —   
Groundhog day - the locals are out today

The locals are out today

I thought the week was over, but I gained a day and an hour. Read my blog post from 7th April to find out how we spent the day and see some more pics.

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Name: Kerri Paine
Suburb: Central Coast
State: NSW
Team: Locals for locals

Kerri Paine's Challenges

  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Shop at a farmers' market
  • Source farm-gate produce
  • Shop at a local food coop, buy in bulk, take your own containers
  • Harvest and eat food from your own garden
  • Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  • Cook with seasonal produce
  • Make yoghurt
  • Compost your kitchen scraps
  • Start a worm farm
  • Visit a local commuity garden
  • Start a herb box or mini-plot (can be single pot on the porch, or something more in the garden)
  • Find out more about and try food preserving - bottling, drying, freezing
  • Find out about Urban bee-keeping
  • Like Local harvest on facebook, or follow on Twitter
  • Join a relevant community network (such as a permaculture group, transition initative, seed savers network, slow food)
  • Read a relevant book
  • Ask your local cafe for their coffee grounds for your garden
  • Ask your local grocer, deli or favourite cafe to include more local produce
  • Talk about great local businesses that fit the buy local model. Our support is needed for them to keep up the good work in the face of cheap, nasty produce available from others.