We promote self-sufficiency in your backyard with vegetables, herbs, fruit, fish and eggs amongst the produce you can grow with help from Suburban Farmer.
Why You Should Grow Your Own
If you are wary of the pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilisers used on the everyday fruits and vegetables bought at the supermarket, then you should consider growing your own food.
Control What You Eat
As a society, we are losing control on the chemicals and practices that are accepted as suitable to be used to grow our food. In the past 4 years, produce imported from overseas has increased by 80% and it is often from countries that have differing standards and ethics in food production.
Aren’t you tired of tasteless vegetables from the supermarket, or ‘fresh’ vegetables that deteriorate within days of purchase? Are you wary of genetically modified foods?
When growing your own, you know exactly what has gone into and onto your food.
Any Backyard, Any Budget, Anybody
Many people living in the suburbs would like to live a more sustainable lifestyle, but are discouraged by a perceived lack of space in a typical suburban backyard.
You don’t need to a lot space! Even a small space can be utilised with some clever planning, to provide you with home produced food.
You don’t need a lot of time! With a little amount of work you can produce an abundance of organically produced food all year round.
The aim is to simplify and enrich your life and to bring a little nature back into a hectic lifestyle, with a productive backyard and a place to escape the stresses of everyday life.