Friday, 12 January 2018

Crowd Harvest: Herbs for Australia Day

Crowd Harvest: Herbs for Australia Day

Jan 16 to Jan 31, 2018

Australia Day celebrations are a great time to express the generous Australian spirit towards asylum seekers and those in need.
During the summer time, herbs are flourishing!
Many home gardeners find their herb plants outgrow their pots/land in the summer time, and usually split the plant to share with their family and friends. Split plants donated to those facing food insecurity can make them feel the generous spirit of Australia Day.
Such a gift would provide an ongoing, self sustaining way for people to enhance their own nourishment.
Sophie from Gardening Australia shows how it can be done with ease in this engaging video:

Small pots are the best way to present your wonderful gift, with a label to identify the plant.
The ASRC and Rowville Community Kitchen have clients who could use some home grown herbs in pots. People receive great joy when gifted with herbs! Strawberry and pepper plants are also greatly appreciated.
Just pop in and say "Hello" from Jan 10 to Jan 31 during their opening times and help celebrate Australia Day.
Remember, all NFPs are closed on Australia day - Jan 26 - a public holiday!
Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Foodbank
Level 1, 218 Nicholson Street
Footscray VIC 3011
Open Monday to Friday
10 am to 3 pm.
Closed on public holidays.
Rowville Community Centre
40 Fulham Road,
Rowville VIC 3178
Open Monday to Friday
9 am to 4 pm.

Closed on public holidays.
The ASRC Foodbank volunteers loved receiving the first round of herb pots and cut Rosemary 😊.  The cut Rosemary was immediately bundled for many refugees to take home! The flat parsley, thyme, oregano, chocolate mint and rosemary pots went home with refugees! Such a great way to empower people with food resilience.
Bless and Opa!
Saturday February 3rd, 12pm - 4 pm
88 Kooyong Rd, Armadale VIC 3143
Stalls - BBQ - Face Painting

This will be the ABC garden's first food swap, so get along
and encourage the volunteers!

Local Food Connect - Golden Seedling Award
Tiny Trowel was honoured in the 2017 LFC awards list!
A Golden Seedling nomination for entrepreneurial efforts
THANK YOU Local Food Connect!!!

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Thank you!! Crowd Harvest: Seeds for Christmas

Together we provided hundreds of seeds to those in need!

And 21 thousand views via 'likes' and 'shares' on Facebook!
NFPs supporting, enabling and empowering those in need to adopt self sustaining food gardening practices are grateful to the gardening community for contributing to their 'clients' looking to start their own food gardens!

We as gardeners, can send excess seed at any time of year.
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!
Please help share the news on social media.
A Facebook Group "Tiny Trowellers" has been created.
Please join the conversation at:
STREAT cafe, Collingwood says: "A lovely surprise package of seeds arrived today Tiny Trowel and Diggers Club SA. Thankyou for this lovely initiative. Crowd Harvest: Seeds for Christmas"
The Whitehorse Urban Harvest Food Swap and ESPG have participated in Crowd Harvest: Seeds for Christmas. A lovely packet of seeds arrived at the ASRC Foodbank this week. Individuals will now be empowered to grow their own self sustaining food gardens. Thank you so much!!
Newhope Community Care says THANK YOU!! :  "Got such a lovely surprise 😍as l opened the NewHope Community Care mail today! There was a lovely 🎄Christmas card from Tiny Trowel filled with so many packets of seeds ! 🌱🌱🌱
Thank you to all who gave generously to those in need. 💕💕🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱💕💕
I look forward to passing them on to families to grow and share. 👭👭👭
⭐️🎄Merry Christmas to all.🎄⭐️"
ASRC Foodbank
Level 1,
214 - 218 Nicholson St
Footscray VIC 3011
Monday to Friday
10.00 am - 5.00 pm. 
DIVRS & Darebin Fruit Squad
Urban Food Program
285 High Street
Preston 3072 
FOOD GARDEN - The Craig Family Centre
7 Samarinda Avenue
Ashburton 3147
Food Gardens for Low income Australians
PO Box 255
Kerrimuir VIC 3129
An Iranian community who fled to Australia due to religious persecution.
ASRC Foodbank
179 Lonsdale St,
Monday to Thursday
10am – 3pm. 
Nortec Volunteering
6 Main Street
NSW 2484
Helping Aussies flooded out re establish food gardens
Alex Salmon
Level 2,
43 Carrington Road
Box Hill VIC 3128
Food Gardens for Low income Australians
Rowville Community Centre
40 Fulham Road,
Rowville VIC 3178
Food kitchen distributing and growing fresh food for low income Australians.
66 Cromwell Street,
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Monday to Sunday
8.00am - 3.00pm 
C/O The Craig Family Centre
7 Samarinda Avenue
Ashburton 3147
P.O Box 4076
Box Hill South 3128
Twitter: @Tiny_Trowel
Relief Care @NHCC
PO Box 255
Kerrimuir VIC 3129
Food Relief Centre looking to apply sustainable approaches to food resilience care.
Vicky sent seeds and said "I have some seeds to donate and will do it tomorrow! A friend gave me a Spaghetti Squash, I saved the seeds, and planted some. 5 weeks later the vines are nearly a metre high with plenty of flowers developing, so it seems they are viable. It is such a substantial food!"
Next up - Crowd Harvest: Herbs for Australia Day!
Jump on Facebook and get sharing!
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