As part of our approach to building sustainable homes, we believe urban homes need a better relationship with the land and where our food comes from. In the cities and suburbs land sites are a lot smaller now than the typical 1/4 acre block with the vege plot out the back. After the house is built on the site, garden space can be limited to a small terrace and a tidy square of lawn. With everything neatly packaged up for us in supermarkets it becomes a valid question as to why we need to grow anything edible in our gardens.
Some of the benefits are that it helps to provide a connection with the land, promotes wellbeing, and an understanding that the more we care for our environment the more it nurtures us. The food often has more flavour, fewer chemicals, and is fresher with a far lower distance travelled to get to to your plate.