Urban farming adds life to your life

Chooks in Sarah’s garden

When we grow plants or nurture bees and wildlife something grows in ourselves.

I thought of this when I received this lovely email from Sarah Townsend, who came with her partner and did an Urban Farm Working Tour here:

“Hi Michael,

Just a quick note.  I attended your Urban Farming tour in February.  It was so inspiring and has really had a great influence on our home life.  We got 3 chooks the next day after meeting your chooks.  I had NO IDEA they would be so entertaining and funny! They have been a great addition to our lives.  One of them has started laying and the eggs are amazing.
I also have both your books and these will be great assets for sustainable home and garden planning for years to come. I just wanted to let you know that your tour had a profound and enriching effect on my life – and by osmosis, my partner’s and those I share the ideas with in conversations.  Attached are the chooks, our new feathered friends.
Best Regards
Sarah Townsend”



One reason I give the Saturday tours is the opportunity it gives me to learn more, meet people with energy and passion and to share their stories.

Thanks, Sarah.


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  • Michael Mobbs

    Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas:

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