Bello Food Gardening
Bellingen Food Gardening Food gardening advice specifically for Bellingen & paintings inspired by the garden
Bellingen – online in the weekly ilovebelloshire newsletter and their Local Stories section
Available on this website!
Artworks available, enquiries welcome
prices start at $350
Weekly articles are currently paused while seeking funding to continue. ‘Phase one’ involved sharing my own knowledge. The proposed ‘phase two’ would involve interviewing local experts.
Writing commissions welcome.
The face behind ‘From the Garden’.
Information is specific to the Bellingen area, especially the Bellinger valley. There is plenty of generic info out there, but as a member of Bellingen Seed Savers for the past 5? or maybe 7 years, I am very aware of how much truly useful information ISN’T out there. I am aiming to collate what I’ve gleaned over the years, and to maybe gather the knowledge of other local experts, especially food growing professionals.
Each week is accompanied by a painting inspired by the week’s theme. Why? Because if we don’t slow down and savour the beauty of this giant and collective pause then we have missed a huge opportunity. I know things are rough and I know that the world is changed. Let’s make it better.
Bellingen is a specific humid & wet river valley near the sea, with a subtropical rainfall pattern and, depending on your microclimate, anywhere between a temperate and true subtropical warmth zone. The generic information can send you off track. And there are unique opportunities.
The Bello Food Gardening project is an evolving collision of art and food gardening information for this specific area. It began during the unique isolation times of the Coronavirus pandemic from March 2020.
I’m not sure how long this will last, hopefully it will end up covering an entire year in gardening.
The end of this project will be some sort of more widely available resource for the local community. I don’t know if that will be a book or a video series or what exact form this will take.
Weekly tips and artwork are published here and on the ilovebelloshire website and newsletter. So far this has been a gift because it is needed. After twenty weeks of articles, I am taking a break to seek funding to continue.
If you can support this work by purchasing an artwork, that will help A LOT.
Come along for the journey!