Enviromental and social impact

Connecting People
For Social and
Environmential Impact

Join a like-minded
community & share
food & garden resources

Your garden is a bounty of
resources that you no longer
need. Don't waste them, share.

Meet like-minded
people, have a conversation
and make a new friend

Give wonky and
imperfect produce
a new life.

Divert organic matter
away from landfill by
sharing it with your community

Connect with farmers
to reduce produce waste
and know your foods story.

homegrown food

Find homegrown produce
in your community.  It could
be right next door & free

We are drowning waste and over consumption and we can’t afford to continue with our current behaviours.  We NEED to change.  Our planet NEEDS us to change our behaviours.

 

We have a simple mission.  To help you bring the change we need.  To better utilise and distribute resources so we can reduce waste and consumption.  We see a future where consumption and waste are reduced and under-utilised food and garden resources are used and distributed more efficiently.   With your help we can do this while building a more engaged community where we can connect with like-minded people and support each other.

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Social Impact

Nearly 30 per cent of farmland worldwide is used to produce food that is never consumed.  If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China.

Preventing food and organic waste has twice the lifecycle greenhouse gas benefit per ton compared to recycling food.  Let’s compost less food and share more so we can prevent waste.

Reduce greenhouse gases like methane which heats up our planet much faster than carbon dioxide.   If we can keep food and garden resources circulating in our communities, they never end up in landfill.

In the USA alone food waste consumes 21% of all freshwater, 19% of all fertiliser, 18% of cropland and 21% of landfill volume.  Homes account for 43% of food waste, with retail a close second at 40%.

Unwanted and unused food can more contribute to a more resilient local food system.  Let’s keep valuable food and garden resources in our community to provide more food security to all stakeholders.

We have lost 75% of our food diversity in the last century due to the reliance on large-scale agriculture.  Homegrown produce shared beings back diversity and builds food resilience.

Environmental Impact

Reduce your waste footprint share what you have spare in your kitchen and garden with your community.  Find what you need from your community.

Your unwanted food finds a new home with someone who will use before it becomes waste.  Try and share it before you bin it.

Find new sources of homegrown produce that may not have been previously available.  There are many varieties of food sitting in gardens that are no longer available commercially.

Ease budget stress by finding free or cheap food and garden items.  Look to your community first before you go and buy it.  You could even make a little money from what you no longer need.

Find healthy nutritionally dense food from your community.  Many urban gardeners grow their food with less or no chemicals.

Meet other like-minded people.  Enjoy a conversation, share some tips and knowledge to live more sustainably.  Get to know who grew your food.

Exchange garden resources, find that unusual plant or herb.  Use what others have spare and reduce your consumption.

Small Actions make an impact
Helen Andrew Founder of Spare Harvest

Our Story

Like most grassroots movements it starts with one person.  Our story is a simple one of how one person’s problem can lead to a global sharing movement that anyone, anywhere can join.  With a clear vision, lots of passion and determination, Spare Harvest was born.  Learn more …

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Get Involved

We can’t achieve our mission and impact with YOU.  We can’t grow our movement and build our community with YOU.  Join us, share us, contribute and partner with us.  Many hands make light work and grow movements.  Learn more …

LET’S HEAR WHAT OUT MEMBERS ARE SAYING

This kind of platform is brilliant for connecting people. Once it reaches a critical mass it will change communities.

Chris

I like that members visit each other’s garden to learn and to meet like-minded people.

 Virginia

Love the idea of sharing surplus and building community.

Sallie

I love the concept and believe that is essential for our future survival.

 Yvonne

It brings community together. It is an open-hearted expression of life to share.

Joyanne

Love the idea. Great way to network. Meet like minded people.  Selling / sharing produce locally benefits our health and soul.

Judy