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Edible Gardens Open Day: Flemington and Ascot Vale

Posted in Events by kheffer on April 11th, 2012

22 April , 2012
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Landshare Australia: Connecting Growers to People with Land to Share

Posted in Models, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on February 14th, 2011

Landshare Australia brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. The concept of Landshare began in the UK, launched through the River Cottage television program in 2009, and has since grown into a thriving community of more than 57,000 growers, sharers and helpers across the country. Now that Landshare is here in Australia, we welcome you to come and take part in this fantastic initiative.

Landshare is for people who:

  • Want to grow vegetables but don’t have anywhere to do it
  • Have a spare bit of land they’re prepared to share
  • Can help in some way – from sharing knowledge and lending tools to helping out on the plot itself
  • Support the idea of freeing up more land for growing
  • Are already growing and want to join in the community

It began with the tiny seed of an idea – and it’s growing and growing.

Announcing the Growlocal initiative

Posted in Movements by greenthumb on September 11th, 2007

As our market orientated way of life has reduced our everyday relations to the question of want and its satisfaction what we can do to address this impoverishment becomes pressing as the consequences of our rampant consumerism becomes increasingly apparent. Issues of environmental degradation and waste bear down on us with the imperative of a solution, one lightens ones ecological footprint in response, yet does such remedial action address the underlining cause of these maladies or do we rather conceal from ourselves meaningful change in gestures as we maintain the everyday relations that service our wants reduction? For we may reduce our consumption, localize its sourcing whilst still substantiating the continued impoverishment that enables the substitution of meaningful relations with things to go on unabated and so never address the underlining cause of our over consumption that is responsible for so much ecological damage. Growlocal is conceived with this in mind as it seeks to address the underlying cause of environmental issues by approaching them from the stand point of our everyday relations. By providing a search capability that enables people to find others whom not only share a passion for food but a commitment to social change, Growlocal hopes to be a means of facilitating the establishment of an economy that does not reduce our interaction with others to matters of want, but rather nurtures with the soil we attend to, a participatory culture of mutuality and sharing that is integral for an alternative future to become a working reality.

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