Update: A month ago, we moved into a three-bedroom house north of the city with a massive backyard. We are plotting a new veggie patch, plus a chicken run and some bees, and of course, a few fruit trees. The plan is to grow as much food as possible on a 650 sq. m. block of land in an urban setting – very excited. 🙂
Hi there! Welcome to my blog site. I am Zainil and I have an interest in sustainability: from food security to renewable energy. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband Michael in a very urban setting. We are 5km away from down town Melbourne.
Just over a year ago, together with our neighbours we started a community vegetable garden complete with rainwater tanks and compost bins. We keep the garden as organic as possible and grow seasonal produce. Growing our own food is our action and statement against the transnational food corporation monopolisation of the food we eat. It is taking control over the food we produce and consume. It is also an attempt to reduce our food mileage to a small degree vis-a-vis peak oil. I wish more and more people would take up food gardening. It is doable and fun and very satisfying.
The purpose of this blog is to empower people on the endless possibility of making our local area a more sustainable place. This particular blog focuses on wholesome organic food and vegetarian cooking. Both Michael and I are long term vegetarians, over 35 years between the two of us. I hope to create future blogs on permaculture and food security. Watch this space.
Food is sustenance and we are engaged in the act of food preparation several times a day. It is also a very personal act in terms of what we choose to eat and how to eat it. It is our basic rights as a human being. Unfortunately, big agriculture businesses have a different corporate agenda which, in my humble opinion is fast removing those basic rights when it comes to food and food choice. We as consumers are not consulted on decisions made pertaining to our food with major health risk to us who consume this food. I am referring to GMO and nanotechnology. More in-depth discussion on these topics in my other blog sites.
By growing your own food and preparing your own food from scratch, you are taking back some control over the food you eat. Food matters. I urge you to vote with your wallet. Buy local and buy organic.
I am happy to answer questions on organic gardening, permaculture and vegetarian cooking. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you would come back again soon. Should you like to be informed of new posting, please subscribe to my blog. WordPress doesn’t sell you email address to a third party and neither do I.
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REDUCE. RECYCLE. REUSE. REVITALISE. RELOCALISE.