2012 Australian Year of the Farmer
Australian Year of the Farmer is a celebration of the vital role farmers' play in feeding, clothing and sheltering us all. To recognise farmers' contribution to sustaining our way of life, our communities and our economy, get involved in the festivals, events and many competitions being organised throughout 2012.
Community Gardens Association
There are more than 40 community gardens growing in South Australia, and many more emerging. The listing within this link and downloadable flyer contain details of many of the community gardens around SA.
DECD Asset Services - Kitchen Garden Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides guidance when DECD sites are considering implementing a kitchen garden program.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens - Tomato Tales
Tomato Tales provides a virtual space where people can exchange recipes, answer questions, and obtain information about how and why people are growing tomatoes in today’s society.
Biological Farmers of Australia’s Organic School Gardens programs
An excellent source of ideas, practical tips and examples of school food gardens. Also contains a series of school garden related lesson designed for use in primary schools.
No-Dig blog site
Great tips for gardening without soil – a great resource if you don’t have the room for a garden.
Community Foodies SA
Community Foodies may have volunteers to assist with healthy eating programs in your school. This website also has some great yummy healthy recipes to try.
Love Food Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste helps you avoid food waste, save time and money and reduce your environmental impact by planning better, shopping smarter and storing food effectively.
Food Production Systems
“Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?” was developed by the LifeCycles Project Society and presents a series of lessons on the global food system and local alternatives. Students will embark on a journey from the realities of a global import-based food system to the positive alternatives found at the local level, exploring where their own food comes from, “travelling" to Cuba to learn about the revolution in food production there, and using their insight to envision a sustainable food system in their own region.
The New Internationalist is an independent not-for-profit community service organisation, working towards a better planet for the next generation. They have a comprehensive index to the magazine back issues available on the Internet, with over 13,300 articles available online for free access.
Oxfam – GROW campaign
Provides a global perspective to the issue of sustainable food production. Also provides ideas for actions students can take to help achieve a a vision for a brighter future for all of us … and school food gardens are just one way to this brighter future
Instructions for setting up irrigation systems
Instructional video from Pope - http://www.popeproducts.com.au/install-video
A pdf guide for installing a drip system from Pope - http://www.popeproducts.com.au/__files/f/10000/Drip%20Guide.pdf
A drip irrigation guide with more complexity than the Pope system mentioned above. Includes details about how to automate the system - http://www.duralirrigation.com.au/uploads/documents/smart-installation-guide.pdf
A site where you can chat with other tomato growers and pick up some handy hints and tips!
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