A few months ago, there was a running joke in Rebecca Purvis's family that she couldn't even keep a hardy yucca plant alive.
Now the 43-year-old has a flourishing vegetable garden in Melbourne's western suburbs.
"It doesn't have to be expensive, is what I've learned. And you don't have to be a good gardener," says Rebecca, an occupational therapist and business owner.
She's one of many Australians using their time at home to grow vegetables — some for the very first time.
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Botanical Bazaar 2020 has been cancelled due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, the garden show will be a bigger and better experience in 2021. In the meantime, take a virtual visit to Botanical Bazaar 2019 in the link below.
Botanical Bazaar 2019 - Virtual Tour from ACS Distance Education on Vimeo.
If you have left school and are wondering what would be a good career path to pursue, choose horticulture! Horticulture is a perfect career path for those who are interested in plants and the growing of fruits and vegetables, and have a passion for nature and the outdoors, and sciences.
Below is a link from Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria, also known as NGIV, explaining as to why you should bring your career to LIFE and choose horticulture as a career path.
Who are NGIV?
Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria was founded in 1903 and is the largest industry body for the horticultural sector of Victoria, a sector worth over 1.6 billion dollars which employs over 11 000 people and engages with more than 3000 stakeholders, a variety of people and operations which range from smaller and family based businesses to multinational organisations and companies.
NGIV members are mainly involved with production of things such as turf, and with retail nurseries, while other members are involved with horticulture-allied trades, botanic gardens, education institutions, and other non-profit organisations. The organisation has also maintained strong connections with its members and also with the industry, and is committed to the success of the horticulture industry in Victoria.
ANNOUNCED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
$490,000 to support future of Aussie horticulture
30 March 2019