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FareShare: looking for volunteer market gardeners

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on February 29th, 2012

FareShare, formerly known as One Umbrella, is an innovative, energetic organisation, rescuing food and fighting hunger.

Since 2001 we have given away healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless in Victoria, using food donated by businesses. By ‘rescuing’ food, we mean that it would otherwise be wasted, ending up in landfill. And in saving food from landfill, we also do our bit for the planet by helping to cut methane pollution and reducing demand for new food products. (See our environmental report prepared by Hyder Consulting.)

We are a small, not-for-profit community organisation operating on a very small budget, and with no operational funding from government. But through the tremendous passion and commitment of staff, volunteers and supporters, we continue to increase the amount of food we rescue and nutritious meals we prepare and give away to charities.

We want to establish a crew of volunteers to work in a market garden in the Oakleigh/Clayton area on Wednesdays from 9am to about 4pm. The vegies you will be cultivating and harvesting will be donated back to the FareShare kitchen. This could be each Wed, or fortnightly or monthly. Healthy exercise in the fresh open air – a great way to give back to the community!

Please email to find out more information and to get you started volunteering with FareShare.