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Edible Cutlery!

Imagine this… over 120 BILLION pieces of plastic cutlery are used and discarded in India every year, 120 BILLION!!!!!!!  Without an alternative except endless washing of silverware in potentially unsanitary conditions until recently when an amazing mind came up with this idea, edible cutlery.  Made predominantly from millet and spices (or sugar for the sweet variety), these spoons are not only saving the planet but are nutritious and tasty.

I sincerely hope they make it out to this country and the USA where we discard so much single use plastic ware because of our addiction to take away food.  Plastic doesn’t biodegrade (t photo degrades which means it just breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic) and leaches toxic chemicals into landfill and ground water and inevitably our oceans.  This is a fabulous alternative and a healthy treat.

Veggie Pod – 3 weeks later…

There is no excuse for not using every available space in your yard, balcony, terrace or patio.  The Veggie Pod is exploding with growth, only three weeks down the track, so much so that I have had to prop open the cover so the massive tomato plant can spread it’s wings, I’ve harvested four lettuces and am closely monitoring the capsicum flowers and beetroot plants to see when they will produce fruit.  to to mention the herbs… All of this in a one metre square Urban Garden!

I made this short video to show you the progress.

So if you are interested in the people at Urban Food Garden designing a veggie patch specifically tailored to your requirements, please check out their link (and mention my name for extra special treatment) www.urbanfoodgarden.com.au.

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Urban Gardening – our food future

I’ve been into gardening for some time now, and while I have discovered that although I have a green thumb it is more avocado green than the lush, forest green of people who have been gardening for many years.  That’s why I consider myself a naive gardener and tend to learn by my mistakes and what I information I can google or Youtube.  So when the people at Urban Food Garden asked if I would like to “road test” one of their self contained Vegetable Pods I was ecstatic!

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The system is so simple; they consult with you over the phone about your own particular level off skill, space available and the particular veggies that you would like to grow, they then go and design an Urban Food Garden to suit your requirements, from raised beds, to vertical gardens to pod gardens or a combo of all of them.  They send you a quote for the whole kit and caboodle and when you say “YES” they come and install your garden for you, including soil, plants and mulch!  Then there is an optional step to have your garden maintained by the people at Urban Food Garden.  They will even pass on their knowledge to you so that your thumb becomes the perfect shade of green to keep your family fed on healthy veggies, herbs and fruit for many years to come.

Here’s a little more about it in my video.

If you would like to know more please feel free to email the company on info@urbanfoodgarden.com.au and mention my name!

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