In my meandering around the sustainable parts of cyberspace, from my seat near the fire on a damp and overcast day, I came across a couple of web sites that may be of interest.
The first was on urban farming.
As the header says, My Home Harvest is about providing motivation and inspiration to the urban farmers of Australia. But from what I’ve seen of the content it is going to inspire a wider range of people interested in sustainable food production that just urban farmers.
For example, the Expert Advice and FAQs tab currently leads to posts on:starting your own food swap; preserving kale, silverbeet and chard, a factsheet on edible weeds, and a pest-profile of the cabbage white butterfly. There’s also a library of articles and resources, a range of discussions on the forum, and much more – including a diary of upcoming food, seed and produce swaps (ranging from Victoria to the Margaret River in WA.
This web site first launched as Swap Shuffle Share in January 2012 and the change to My Home Harvest was undertaken in April 2013 to better reflect the purpose of the project and to take into account the feedback received from members during the project’s first year of operation. So it’s relatively new in this format and content is being developed and expanded all the time. Well worth registering to become a member and being involved in the journey.
The tutorials are arranged in a series of simple steps, with each step presenting fairly detailed information, but in a format that makes it easy to take in. Whoever designed these on-line tutorials really knows their stuff in terms of designing instructional materials.