Couple boost savings account through home gardening

Mozo

Monday 24 August 2009

A couple have spoken of how getting back to basics and growing their own food has helped them bolster their savings account.

Talking to the Age, Margaret and Neil Cockram explained how establishing a kitchen garden is helping them integrate into the local community and negate the need to spend cash at the supermarket and on petrol.

With both coming from an agricultural background, they spoke of how the activity has helped not only boost their finances, but take them back to their roots.

"There is no transport," explained Mrs Cockram. "The vegetables are grown mostly from seed produced in an organic way and it is easier to have your hands in the soil than get petrol for the car for a trip to the supermarket.’‘

According to the article, the Cockrams used a firm called Kitchen Farmer – founded by former Australian Wheat Board worker Simon Gilfillan – to create their garden.

The company was established as Australia looks to increase the number of citizens growing their own food.

In other news, AAP recently revealed new figures from the Reserve Bank of Australia show consumers spent $19.37 billion on their credit cards in June, while repaying $19.3 billion.

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