Fresh crops grow in Sydney CBD

The City of Sydney has planted over 30,000 plants as apart of City of Sydney’s ‘Live Green’ summer planting program. Exhibit Displays have been installed at ten locations across the city planted with corn, tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums, sunflowers, lettuce and silver beet.

Lord Mayor of Sydney

“Often people who live and work in the CBD don’t get the chance to get up close to the process of growing fresh produce and these patches are a live example of how they can grow in pots and inner city conditions very successfully.

“Growing some of your own vegetables is a practical, cost effective and sustainable way to help reduce the carbon emissions, water and energy used to deliver food from growers to shoppers.”

The exhibits will be in place for six to ten weeks and the City will work with community gardeners to harvest and distribute the fresh produce.The plants will be donated to community gardens and schools for planting and growing when the display is over. Grown over the past five months, it took fifteen Citywide employees over eight days to install the displays across Sydney. The Live Green exhibits were created on behalf of the City of Sydney by open space provider Citywide.

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