T/E GrassRoots Growers (GRG) is an off-shoot of the Tamworth/Erinsville Community Development Committee (T/ECDC). We are a community-based group whose main activities are to encourage interest in local and organic food production, from the home garden to the market. We strive to raise awareness of issues surrounding food production in general, and improve our practical knowledge of gardening.
Since October 2009 we have provided free seminars and workshops on a range of topics related to vegetable and flower gardening and the food we eat. We have also hosted seed and book exchanges and held a film night. Each spring we organize a plant sale and throughout the year take part in special community occasions and initiatives. As our membership grows, our gardening knowledge base and networking opportunities also grow.
- guest lectures and seminars
- seed exchanges
- plant sales
- promotion of local market gardeners
- maintenance of community plantings
- participation in community events