Located in Glengowrie, Mijbil Urban Farm is a suburban oasis that celebrates bringing community to the forefront and the front yard. With their garden in full view from the sidewalk, passersby are encouraged to say hello and wander through to pick their dinners. The farm is also a family home where Lynne and Michael Gunn have raised their two sons and housed chooks for 15 years.
Ligaya Garden at Gawler South is a tiny yet hugely productive food garden and family home. It is grown from a passion to create a more sustainable and healthy life. In Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines, Ligaya means the happiness that comes from family and community. This notion guides the family’s ethos and inspires them to share their growing knowledge via a hugely informative blog.
Magic Harvest is a home gardening program that helps to spread magic across communities. Since 2009, the program has helped families grow their own food and prepare nutritious meals at home. Tori Arbon, co-author of Magic Little Meals, was inspired by Lolo Houbein’s Magic book series. Their work together has grown a network that celebrates learning while growing food, paying it forward, sharing and swapping.