From little things big things grow…
Where will the Eco-Friendly Food (Group) Challenge take you?
For some inspiration have a look at a lovely email we received this week from one of our past students who played a big role in developing the Eco-friendly Food website.
Hope this email finds you well. I just thought I'd check to see how the Eco-friendly Food website was going and found the "Trash the Trash" article- what a great read!
I thought I'd share a bit of my own mission here inHerveyBay.
Last year I had help planting a huge Polynesian vegetable garden (Tongan spinach, Hawaiian sweet potato, taro, bananas). They were recently joined by some cassava plants sold by a lovely Thai lady at the local markets - held here every week which are incredible- such great quality, inexpensive and mostly locally grown.
I also have potted herbs, two lemon trees, a passionfruit vine that snakes over the neighbours fence, pumpkin vines growing out of control and am in the process of planting tomatoes etc etc.
I must confess that I'm not a very good gardener (thank goodness for the hardy Polynesian garden!), however I do love a challenge and learning new things so I've had a ball with it so far- as it sounds you did in attempting to decrease your contribution to landfill!
As a complete novice I look forward to learning more.
In many ways I think I have you to thank for initiating me into the world of "eco-friendliness", a place where science, hobby, challenge and enjoyment meet.
So that's the wrap!
If YOU want to make fun and environmentally friendly changes, just go to the ‘what can I do’ section of this website.
** Don’t forget...!
The Eco-friendly Food (Group) Challenge starts in two weeks - that’s Monday 23 April 2012. Please register here if you haven’t already done so and check out our website for more details on the challenge.
Can I just stress to you, how important the “group” part of our challenge is! We have run this challenge in the past and the feedback we got was that hearing from others involved was just as rewarding as the individual experience. If we really want to make a difference we must work together and share our knowledge and questions – and let’s face it; when we know someone’s waiting to hear how we did in a challenge it makes us put in the effort!
Thanks, we’d love to hear from you!
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