Saturday, 24 March 2018

Crowd Harvest: Tomatoes for Easter


Individual excess = Community abundance

Anyone growing tomatoes in their own backyard inevitably produces excess - more than one family can consume. At the end of summertime, gardeners are overwhelmed with tomatoes!
Melbourne food relief providers are currently met with higher demand for emergency assistance than they can manage.
If you would like to help, please take any excess home grown tomatoes to one of the following NFPs at the listed opening times.  From the CBD to Collingwood, from Footscray to Rowville, there will be a place near you ready to receive your excess tomatoes. The NFPs will either distribute fresh or preserve the tomatoes as Passata, Chutney, Sundried or Dell'Olio, and then distribute through their food relief programs.
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Please join the conversation at:
DIVRS & Darebin Fruit Squad
Urban Food Program
285 High Street
Preston 3072
Monday to Friday
9.30am - 3.00pm 
ASRC Foodbank
Level 1,
214 - 218 Nicholson St
Footscray VIC 3011
Monday to Friday
10.00 am - 5.00 pm. 
ASRC are happy to accept most home grown produce.
Food seeds are welcomed!
Rowville Community Kitchen
Rowville Community Centre

40 Fulham Road,
Rowville VIC 3178
Monday to Friday
10.00am - 3.00pm
Salvation Army,
Project 614
69 Bourke St,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
66 Cromwell Street,
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Monday to Sunday
8.00am - 3.00pm 
Food Is Free Inc.
are excited to be launching a brand new
Food Is Free Green Space at
Western Oval!

Special guest Costa Georgiadis (ABC TV's Gardening Australia/Dirtgirl/Get Grubby)

Corner Ripon St Sth & Urquhart Sts Ballarat
(up the road from Food Is Free Laneway)

Date : Sun 25 March
Time : 10.30am - noon

Come & join the local celebrations! Free entry.

Music, fun & speeches plus a tour of Food Is Free Laneway & Green Space.

Find out more via :

Martin O'Callahan at Darebin Fruit Squad has created a wonderful community asset. Many huge fruit trees grow in the city of Darebin, and are in the homes of people who can no longer manage the trees. The Darebin fruit squad volunteers harvest and collect the fruit, then distribute through their food bank to those most in need. All municipal councils need to be doing the same so that waste is reduced and put to good use.
 #DarebinFruitSquad #Gardeningaustralia

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