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In the US west coast latte sipping areas it has swung back towards locally grown, with farmers markets attracting large crowds.  So there is hope :)

Farmers markets were just taking off 2 years ago in Melbourne but they mostly hadn't worked out the important part that you need to run every week to be useful.

Of course living in Brisbane you'll struggle a bit to get strawberries and tomatoes as they are cool season fruits (more so apples and pears).  On the other hand, you can try more tropical fruit and veg.  Jerry Colby-Williams has done quite a bit on growing food in Brisbane on Gardening Australia.

by njh on Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 11:57:22 AM EST
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Yeah...I hear that in England also people tend to go and live in country side lately...but I have a feeling that is more because it's "posh" then because they really want to farm , haha. Interestingly in Serbia after small farms survived "industrialization" during socialism right now people are not keen about  farming  even when they actually live in rural areas and possess agricultural land and do not have any other  formal education. One would say that youngsters nowadays simply are lazy only sitting and watching TV and dreaming about big money and lifestyle they have seen on TV. Or what is the case here I do not know...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 08:29:49 PM EST
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