Grow and produce your own food | Become self-sufficient

Growing your own food and produce has become a hot trend over recent years. The recent shortages of fresh produce and essentials in our supermarkets has forced many to re-evaluate our family’s food needs. Why not learn about how to become self-sufficient by getting into the garden.

Our grandparents grew up in a time when being self-sufficient was the norm. Families grew their own food, kept animals and made their own clothes.

For many the concept of self-sufficiency is attractive, but just need a place to begin. Perhaps this curated collection will inspire you to start with something simple, like growing vegetables, starting a beehive, or producing eggs at home.

How to start a vegetable garden – Bunnings Warehouse | Bunnings Warehouse

Libraries have a large range of titles centred around growing and producing your own food or keeping small animals like chickens. Drop into your local library to find some inspiration or download an eBook or eMagazine from the extensive eLibrary.


Libraries love these eBooks:

To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.


Libraries love these eMagazines:

  • Gardening Australia
  • Small gardens, balconies and courtyards
  • Grass Roots
  • Simply bread

Get started using free eMagazines online or download the Libby app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.  


Stream movies on Beamafilm:

  • Urban roots – A documentary that tells the story of the spontaneous emergence of urban farming in the city of Detroit.
  • Growing change – How to grow a fair and sustainable food system?
  • A simpler way: crisis as opportunity – An Australian community comes together to explore and demonstrate a way to live in response to global crises.

First time customer, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. 


Listen on the go to these podcasts:

Search for these free podcast titles from your preferred podcast provider.

On the web

Find more:

How to make your own sourdough bread starter | Everyday Food | ABC Australia

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