Very good vegies

March 01, 2018

Nick Bray, Cynthia Lim, Mayor Rhonda Sanderson and Environmental Planning and Sustainability Officer Heather Bradbury.

Creating a vegie patch at home is a great way to live more sustainably, save money and improve your health and wellbeing. But it can be quite disheartening if you only produce small amounts of vegies or they don’t grow at all.

That’s where Mitchell Shire Council’s new Vegetable Planting Guide can help with a range of tips on growing vegetables, as well as a handy table outlining what vegetables and herbs to plant and when.

Developed in partnership with local producers and horticulturalists from community organisation, The Food eXchange in Seymour, the guide is printed with vegetable and soya inks on recycled and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was exciting to be able to partner with the community to develop the new resource.

‘‘This new guide is fantastic and provides some really practical advice for residents who are looking to start growing their own vegetables, or those who need some expert advice about caring for their existing vegetables,’’ Cr Sanderson said.

‘‘We’re really keen to encourage people to live more sustainably, which is a priority of our Environment Strategy, and what better way to do so than to start growing your own delicious produce?

‘‘The guide is already proving really popular with our community, with many handed out at the recent Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.’’

The guide is the latest addition to a range of handy environmental publications available including Sustainable Gardening in Mitchell and Strathbogie Shires and Your Guide to the Weeds of Central Victoria.

Copies of the Vegetable Planting Guide, and the other brochures, can be collected from Council’s Customer and Library Services Centres in Broadford, Kilmore, Wallan and Seymour.

You can also download the guides online at

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