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Corona virus barriers have a “green lining” when Gold Coast’s first urban farm opens – City Farmer News Urban Planning

Kym Duffy and Ian Plumbley inspect seedlings on their urban farm (ABC Gold Coast: Jennifer Huxley)

“Our dream is to see people who turn even the smallest plot into something productive for themselves and their families.”

By Jennifer Huxley
ABC Gold Coast /
May 9, 2020

Abstract:

Self-sufficiency and sustainable nutrition are the main drivers of the urban agricultural movement worldwide.

On the Gold Coast, Ms. Duffy and Mr. Plumbley hope to put education on the agenda.

“There are kindergartens, of course, but there is no coaching if you go out with your plants in your little car,” said Ms. Duffy.

“So for us it was always about holding the breeder’s hand and then allowing the breeder to become so much more educated and excited, to go to his garden and to go shopping in his garden at the supermarket first.

“Lawns are thirsty and look great, but they don’t produce any food.

“Our dream is to see people who turn even the smallest plot into something productive for themselves and their families.”

Mr. Plumbley said that once the urban farm is well established, they would like to set up a larger project for community use – if suitable urban land could be found “to have a green shed, have some pre-built gardens, and provide education operate side? ˅ “.

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