The title for this blog post is a bit of a play on words but growth is a key focus for a project in the small town of Bingara in northern New South Wales called the Living Classroom.

The initiative is turning 150 hectares of little used town common into a journey that platforms the wonder of food from the time it is grown, to consumed and then composted. It aims to inspire a skill-set for a more sustainable and innovative future and a regenerative opportunity for rural communities.

Rural communities are what provides the vast majority of the food consumed by urban populations. With increasing demands from rapidly growing populations it is vital that the smarts and attitudes are developed to ensure this supply side is able to keep up. And the Living Classroom is striving to do just this. A sensational initiative from a small rural community and a strong model for other communities.