Who wouldn’t want to taste test the produce you grow yourself?
By Interchange Australia Marketing Coordinator Kelly Taylor.
Our day programs participants at Springett House have now started growing vegetables from scraps. A simple, quick and cost effective method providing continued access to fresh produce.
We are all feeling it with the dramatic increase to our cost of living and the rising cost of groceries. So as part of the Day Options programs at Interchange Australia our participants are learning about sustainable living with the aim to help reduce costs at home, growing fresh vegetables from offcuts and scraps shows everyone how they can have free access to fresh produce at all times for little to no cost.
Growing vegetables from scraps is a great way to get everyone interested in gardening it also encourages healthy eating, I mean who wouldn’t want to taste test the produce you are growing?
Re-growing vegetables from scraps is as easy as placing the ends or tops of your chosen vegetables in a dish filled with about an inch of fresh water and placing them in a sunny spot like your kitchen window. Then all you need to do is change the water daily and watch your offcuts start sprouting leaves and eventually re-growing completely!
All you need are some small glass jars or bowls and a few vegetable tops and bottoms cut between 1 and 3 inches!
Check out what we have growing at Springett House, everyone is very excited to watch these grow and eventually use in our cooking program!
If you would like to know more about our sustainability projects, other Day Options programs and how to join us,