Kyrstie Barcak’s adventure into growing her own fresh food began during the break from her corporate change management career when she started having children. At the time she started to become very aware of the quality of food she was eating, and what she was going to feed her kids. As she pondered how to do this well, she started playing with growing food from her own garden, and with buying food that was in season from local producers.
A number of years on now she has written a book called ‘Grow Just One Thing‘, runs a blog and website called A Fresh Legacy, and works to help families and kindergartens create their own vegetable gardens. Her mission is to get everybody in Australia growing a least one thing in their home or garden because she sees the unexpected benefits it has brought her family and the people she works with.
If you enjoyed listening to Kyrstie you may also like my conversation with Jodie Hampson on alternative economic systems, Patrick Jones on permaculture and connecting with our planet, or Kate Dundas on connection people through the neighbourhood garden.