Growing your own vegetables is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your ‘food miles’. The term ‘food miles’ is used to describe the amount of transport required to get your veggies from the farm to the plate. Transport or ‘food miles’ generate significant greenhouse gas emissions and are a major contributor to climate change.
Growing your own food at home means you can eliminate your food miles! This is great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. You can also grow veggies as part of greening your garden to keep it cool, as the climate changes and Melbourne continues to heat up.
The Town Hall Veggie Patch demonstrates how to grow your own small scale edible garden. Come along to the Town Hall Veggie Patch from 1 – 16 February 2018. See how edible plants can be grown in small spaces to provide a variety of produce for use in your kitchen. Be inspired to grow in backyards, balconies and roof tops and then use what you grow to cook delicious meals!