Finance Consumer Surging grocery costs encourage Australians to grow their own food
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Surging grocery costs encourage Australians to grow their own food

Community garden
Australians are keen to get their hands dirty in the pursuit of fresh produce. Photo: Catherine Elise
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Community gardens are reporting a major spike in interest as Australians look to grow their own food to avoid soaring fruit and vegetable prices.

Organisations across two states told The New Daily surging grocery prices – plus a lack of green space in rental homes and a desire for greater community engagement – were encouraging an increasing number of Australians to explore how to become more self-sufficient.