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Footprint Flicks: Sustainable Gardening Films

Posted in Movements, Research by Kate Archdeacon on July 19th, 2011

Last week, Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) launched their series of Sustainable Gardening short films, Footprint Flicks. Jane Edmanson of ABC’s Gardening Australia launched the films, drawing the connections between gardening for health as well as gardening for local action in response to climate change, and the role of technology in supporting people who want to get involved in gardening.

Helen Tuton from the SGA co-wrote the films with Suzi Taylor from Fingerprint Productions.  Helen says that the films are designed to inspire younger people to garden in a way that benefits the planet, while being fun, informative and appealing.  We were lucky enough to watch some of the films during the launch, and it’s fair to say that they have achieved what they set out to do – the audience roared with laughter, while taking notes on topics such as “DIY Compost: Lord of the Bins”, “Renters’ Guide to Sustainable Gardens”, and “How to be a Good Parent to Your Worms”.

The films will be available to buy on DVD very soon, but in the meantime visit the SGA site for a sneak preview of three of the films; Renter’s Guide to Sustainable Gardening, How to be a Good Parent to Your Worms and OMG I’m Going Grey.

www.sgaonline.org.au

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