Emma-shae writes, 'Without LFG our garden would not be the same.
'Our garden gate is always open (figuratively speaking) to those with a passion for gardening and wanting to trade plants or produce and we would like to invite other members along with their friends and family to come and see our garden and have a fun time and swap crops.
'Our story: We moved into our house in September 2013. When we moved in our dog could not go in the back yard as it was so unsafe. We found broken glass and fish hooks all through the yard that had only clumps of grass. After months of going through the yard inch by inch we removed enough broken glass to fill a 10L bucket, several fish hooks and 3 bird skulls. Then with some love and care the grass began to grow again.
'Neither Edward nor I had a lot of experience with gardening however we believe that with a positive can-do attitude and setting realistic goals you can achieve anything you set your mind to. On New Year’s Eve 2014 we made a resolution to spend more time improve our health by eating fresher foods and building a garden. On New Year’s Day Edward and I went to Bunnings and spent $300 on stuff to start our garden (we didn’t have anything, not even a shovel, rake or spade). We have tried to keep track of the money we spend on gardening stuff i.e. pots, potting mix, seeds, plants, shelving and shelters. We have spent approximately $600 in total and threw selling and trading some plants we have made approximately $200 back already.
'We now and have over 200 plants growing now including a large selection of chilli and tomatoes and herbs in just a few months since we started and grow mostly food plants and herbs.
'We also have some decorative plants too that encourage the bees and butterflies to visit our garden.
'We like to trade and swap plants seedlings and seeds for plants, seedlings and seeds and gardening things to expand our garden yet keep costs down at the same time and are very grateful to the Logan Food Growers Inc. community for welcoming us into their community and to all the members that we have met and traded with within the very short time we have been members.'
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