A Kitchen Garden in Every Blue Mountains Home:
Cittaslow Katoomba Blue Mountains and Slow Food Blue Mountains major project A KITCHEN GARDEN IN EVERY BLUE MOUNTAINS' HOME, has been re-launched for the Spring/Summer season in November 2015. In partnership with Oasis Horticulture Winmalee and involving nurseries in the Blue Mountains, this project addresses:
• climate change,
• food security,
• food miles,
• water efficiency, and
• aims for every family to grow at least some of their food at home.
The project consists of discounted seedlings available from our local nurseries and a relaunch feature in our local paper 5 November, the Blue Mountains Gazette, containing a coupon* redeemable at local nurseries. A planting guide* will be reproduced in the Feature. As the feature contains lots of useful information, it is a resource to keep giving local businesses an excellent opportunity to advertise their products and services while receiving maximum exposure for their dollar...
*Click here for planter box instructions.
Click here for more information on projects on the Slow Food Blue Mountains website.
Australasian Cittaslow Network: As a result of the growing number of towns and villages which have voiced their interest in joining the network, there is a way that enables this to occur, without directly involving a delegation from Orvieto, Italy. (By reducing travel we reduce our ecological footprint and this is one of the aims of a Cittaslow) Those towns and villages actively exploring Cittaslow accreditation now are Bright (Vic), Kempsey (NSW), Willunga, Kangaroo Island (SA), Albany (WA) and Bellerive (Tas) with Matakana in New Zealand leading the Kiwi program. An Assessment Team from Goolwa and Blue Mountains has been formed which will visit and inspect prospective Cittaslows and recommend them for accreditation. So, once the necessary submission has been approved by Orvieto, they may become fully endorsed and part of the CAN.