21 April 2009

Swap your surplus veg at the Garden!

Waste Not! Fruit and Veg Swap is being launched at the Garden @ North Wollongong PCYC on Saturday April 25th.

Details are on the flier, but basically you bring some surplus herbs, fruit and/or veg from your garden i bring from mine and we swap! simple!

The equitability of the swapping will be determined between swappers. so if you are happy to receive a sprig of parsley in exchange for a pumpkin...cool!

Although we want as much veg as possible, don't be shy about bringing other stuff. Maybe people want flowers or dried beans or a branch of rosemary

Our only request is that you donate some of your bounty to the Garden for sale the following morning at Coledale Market (Wollongong Produce and Creative Traders Markets - About Us ). The little $$ we make at the market will be be re-invested in the costs of the swap/market and into ongoing projects at the Garden. As time goes on and we gather more members, we can all discuss whether that arrangement works or needs to be changed.

If that isn't enough...we hope to have some sweets and coffee on hand for the swap.

Before you come, take a look at your food garden through fresh eyes...all the stuff you are sick of is probably just the thing others are searching for.

See you at the swap!

1 comment:

  1. G'day, how's it going? My name is Tim Denshire-Key, I'm currently studying Industrial Design at RMIT in Melbourne. This semester I am doing a study tour of Australia looking at projects to do with Sustainable Design and Living, Renewable Energy and Water.

    I'm interested to do an interview about The Garden and the Swap Market idea. Would someone be interested in doing this?

    The interview will feature on my blog,


    Hope to hear from you soon, Tim