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APY Lands Gardens picking…story from ABC

2011 November 8
by anthea
Posted October 28 on the ABC website:

“Vegetables from a garden project in the remote Aboriginal lands of South Australia are now being picked.

Fruit and vegetable gardens are being tried at Watarru, Indulkana and Railway Bore as part of the SA Government’s food security strategy aimed at reducing remote food prices.

Picking has begun at Watarru, a community of about 30 people.

There are cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots, silverbeet and bok choy for locals to use.

The produce is being made available free of charge and people can pick their own.

The Opposition and some Aboriginal groups have been arguing the project will not reduce overall prices for food and other essential items in the APY Lands”.

What do you think? Gardens are an integral part of – but not the ‘sole’ solution – to high food prices in remote communities and of course a range of linked-up measures are required for resilience and sustainability…. Anthea

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