WELCOME TO A COMMUNITY THAT
We are living in uncertain times but what is certain is that we need to connect and support each other. Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter is changing our way of life. Now more than ever in recent history we need to connect and share what we have spare.
We need to come together as a community and share idle, dormant and spare food, time and home and garden gear. Our roots are embedded in food and a mission to build more resilient local communities, using what we have spare to connect us.
We have seen those distressing images of people panic buying and fear. This is not the time to be self-sufficient and self-focussed. It’s a time for showing loving concern to our neighbours, friends and community so we can come through this with resilience, equality and good health.
Let’s open up our homes and gardens; and our hearts to share what we can with our community and bring hope and kindness to all.
SPARE HARVEST CONNECTS LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
How often have you thought, “What a waste!”, seeing fruit fall from trees and veges go to seed, simply because there’s too much for you to eat? What about surplus garden pots or tools and machinery that sit idle for most of the time? Or you’re looking for another way to sell your produce and plants?
When we’re so used to going out and buying new from the store, having all this spare stuff lying around or being grown that’s going to waste, isn’t right. Right?
A MARKETPLACE THAT CREATES SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
We’re an online community who’s members have a passion for living sustainably by food growing and gardening. Spare Harvest’s focus is on sharing, swapping, selling and sourcing what we already have. It’s the smart way to reduce wastage and over-consumption in our communities to help create more sustainable communities.
With the Spare Harvest marketplace, it’s easy to connect with anyone worldwide. It’ll become your first stop for sourcing and sharing food and garden items. What’s more, using it will help create a more sustainable local food system and gardening environment.
Bev struck up a friendship with June who lives in the next street, and often calls in dropping off a box of spicy pumpkin chutney to her.
Natasha struggles to purchase fresh fruit for children but now has a steady supply of mandarins from Helen’s tree.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
You’ll be making a big difference to growers, people’s diets, gardens, the environment and those less off. By sharing food and not letting things go to waste or sit idle, everyone benefits.
Betty feels happier that after connecting with Jan, the spare food in her pantry and fridge will not be used.
Rachel helps feed her community by giving away her homemade preserves and jams made from her garden produce.
Enjoy fresher, cheaper and different types of seasonal produce and home-made food. It’ll taste amazing compared to cold-stored and mass produced supermarket food.
Steven has three loaded mandarin trees. He lists them so they can be picked from the tree by yourself when the fruit is its nutritionally best.
Jan connects with Steven and makes a tasty batch of home-made marmalade and then lists it on Spare Harvest.
You can easily reduce wastage in your community. By keeping what’s already made, grown and exists you can keep it circulating it in your local economy and environment.
Bertie has a side hustle of selling compost for fund raising and is looking for food and garden waste in his neighbourhood.
Jo lives in an apartment block and is moving overseas. She lists her pots, plants and food so she doesn’t have to throw them in the bin.
Instead of one person buying an item, like equipment, sharing resources within your community saves everyone money. Plus, you can save on your food budgets too.
Rodger and his two neighbours now share seedlings, compost and pots among themselves.
Caroline now saves on her weekly family food bill by sourcing some of her fresh produce from the community garden.