Community sows seeds of open gardens
Agriculture in the Sydney basin, the food bowl of Australia's largest city, is shrinking at an alarming rate.
A study by the New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment shows just over 1,000 vegetable farms remain, covering an area of just 2,000 hectares - less than the Sydney city government area.
The report predicts half of these farms will disappear when the north-west and the south-west growth areas earmarked by the State Government are developed in the next 20 years. Read full article on Chippendale Gardens here.