A Salisbury woman was told by Brisbane City Council today that a community garden she has built with local children is to be torn down by Council. “I’m afraid I was not very polite,” Ms Pia Deerain told The Generator, “I told him not to save it for the children and hung up in his ear. Those Continue Reading →
Category: Food Action
Front Yard Food – [register]The Generator is proud to announce the Front Yard Food initiative. This initiative was launched in Lennox Heads by a number of landscapers, nursery’s and garden suppliers to provide materials to help people build food gardens that the community can share. Our first project was constructed by volunteers on Friday August 1, in Lennox Heads on NSW north coast. Click the picture to see more about that project.To contact us about action you may want to take in your community. Please contact Team Generator .
Dear friends, In days, two Icelandic ships will leave on a bloody hunt for endangered fin whales and export them to Japan — if we shine a spotlight right now on the role of a Dutch transit port, we can get them to shut down this safe harbour for slaughter and create a major stumbling Continue Reading →
In the future, we will be working with local councils to get food projects happening on public land, to build resources in community gardens that people can take home to grow food on their own land, and to put staple foods into people’s back yards. We will start work on these projects once we have Continue Reading →
This is a program to encourate people to help each other grow food. Many older people have gardens they can no longer keep up. Many people do not have enough experience to grow food successfully. By helping each other, we can create abundant food, in the community. To build momentum with this project we are Continue Reading →
Urban Fruit or Urban Fruit Gleaning is a concept taking off all over the world. Neighbours get together to collect fruit in people’s gardens, street plantings and vacant land that would otherwise go to waste, and work together to distribute, preserve or use it in other useful ways.
The concept is being tracked on Twitter
The Generator’s Front Yard Food project is up and running with the first garden going into Lennox Heads in August. Ina Gooley is now the proud owner of 12 square metres of vegetable seedlings on what was once her front lawn, protected from the summer sun and salt breezes by a screen of native food Continue Reading →