60 Minutes recently ran a story titled Backyard Revolution, about the growing (pardon the pun!) movement towards backyard vegie patches. Finally TV stations are joining us in the 21st century, so if you missed it you can watch the story here.
The story featured one of Australia’s most-loved TV gardening presenters, Peter Cundall, talking about the renewed interest in vegetable gardening around Australia. They also looked at community gardens in the city, and talked to Professor Kerin O’Dea (biochemist and dietary specialist) about good food and what it is that supermarkets sell in those overpackaged ‘meals’ (hint: it’s not food).
I liked Kerin’s golden rule: “Don’t eat anything that your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognise.”
Stephanie Alexander also featured, with her school kitchen garden programme. I’ve got her book, Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids, and it’s awesome. Highly recommended if you’ve got kids (or grandkids!). There’s a lot more information on this at Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden Foundation site.
If you’ve watched the show, let me know what you think via the comments below!