Posted: 14-10-2018

Crowd Harvest: Seeds for Christmas

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    Tiny Trowel is running a Crowd Harvest for Christmas.

    Excess food seed can be sent to various Victorian food relief providers that are innovating their practices to include food growing.

    3rd Annual Crowd Harvest; Seeds for Christmas
    Melbourne, Australia.
    It’s on again! After such great success over the last 2 years, people all over Victoria have been empowered to grow their own food. Save your left over and excess seeds this Spring, and send them to someone in need.
    NFPs supporting, enabling and empowering those in need to adopt self sustaining food gardening practices are looking to establish Seed Banks. By a central body establishing a seed bank, people facing difficult circumstances can access the seeds and establish food gardens.
    Gardeners everywhere harvest more seeds than can be stored, and need to be used before they expire. In this Crowd Harvest, Australian gardeners with excess seeds are invited to send them in a Christmas card or holiday card to one or more NFPs from the list below 🙂
    Please package seeds in individual and labelled packages so food relief recipients can easily take them home. Experienced gardeners, please send viable, open pollinating seeds.
    Anyone wanting to purchase seeds for the NFPs, please look for websites and/or nurseries that promote ‘heirloom’, ‘non genetically modified’, ‘open pollinating’, or ‘organic’.
    Each of the NFPs listed below has a certified horticulturalist employed, and ready to look after the seeds, either to start the seeds, store the seeds or distribute to others facing crisis yet know how to start seeds 🙂 You can be assured the seeds will be looked after.
    Variety is welcome!

    DIVRS & Darebin Fruit Squad
    Urban Food Program
    285 High Street
    Preston 3072
    http://www.divrs.org.au/#divrs
    http://www.darebinfruitsquad.org/
    Social enterprise providing food relief to long term unemployed, aged workers and refugee groups, including food growing practices.

    STREAT
    Tastes Good. Does Good.
    66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
    www.streat.com.au
    www.facebook.com/streat.melbourne www.twitter.com/streatmelbourne
    STREAT is a social enterprise designed to assist homeless youth in Melbourne.

    CITY HARVEST
    16 Portrush Loop,
    Armstrong Creek
    Geelong 3217
    www.cityharvest.com.au
    Social enterprise providing training for food security to long term unemployed, aged workers and refugee groups.

    Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Foodbank
    Level 1,
    214 – 218 Nicholson St,
    Footscray VIC 3011
    Monday to Friday
    10.00 am – 5.00 pm.
    t: 03 9326 6066
    e:admin@asrc.org.au
    Feeding refugees and those seeking asylum.

    PS. SAM FARBOD
    NEWHOPE IRANIAN COMMUNITY
    PO Box 255
    Kerrimuir VIC 3129
    https://www.newhope.net.au/Persian
    An Iranian community who fled to Australia due to religious persecution.

    Rowville Community Centre
    40 Fulham Road,
    Rowville VIC 3178
    Food kitchen distributing and growing fresh food for low income Australians.

    Alex Salmon
    CARRINGTON HEALTH
    Level 2, 43 Carrington Road
    Box Hill VIC 3128
    Food Gardens for Low income Australians
    www.carringtonhealth.org.au

    FOOD FOREST ASHBURTON GROUP
    C/O The Craig Family Centre
    7 Samarinda Avenue
    Ashburton VIC 3147
    https://foodforestashy.wordpress.com/

    NEWHOPE COMMUNITY CARE
    Relief Care @NHCC
    PO Box 255
    Kerrimuir VIC 3129
    http://www.newhopecare.net.au/food-pantry
    Food Relief Centre looking to apply sustainable approaches to food resilience care.

    FOOD GARDEN – The Craig Family Centre
    7 Samarinda Avenue
    Ashburton VIC 3147
    http://craigfc.org.au/
    Food Gardens for Low income Australians

    Alternatively:
    TINY TROWEL
    P.O Box 4076
    Box Hill South VIC 3128
    Twitter: @Tiny_Trowel
    Blog: http://mylittletrowel.blogspot.com.au/

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