A few of us went out to Mt Franklin Organics today to collect seedlings to plant for tomorrow's working bee. These honest and generous hands belong to farmer Florian of Mt Franklin Organics.
Each year Florian donates dozens of vegetable seedlings and perennial food plants to Daylesford Community Food Gardeners for the various community gardens.
Bren Eisner from Daylesford Organics has also been very generous in the past donating seedlings, seeds, organic compost and garlic bulbs.
These local farmers are important in developing a fully relocalised food system where foraging, community gardening, street plantings, school food gardens, local organic farms, preserving, fermenting, bulk foods, food co-ops and, for the more ethically-minded omnivores among us, hunting and fishing all play a part.