THE JOY OF SHARING IS OUR PASSION
Spare Harvest is an online community of like-minded people who relish and practice the value of living more sustainably.
That can be anything like connecting together to source eggs from the backyard down the road, buy vegies from the next suburb or sharing gardening equipment with neighbours.
What us at Spare Harvest, and our members, have in common, is our passion to reduce the world’s consumerism and wastage by connecting together. Whether it’s to share, swap, sell, and source food and garden items which are spare, we can all do it easily using Spare Harvest.
WHO'S BEHIND SPARE HARVEST?
Like most grassroots movements, it all starts with one person and a simple problem. Mine was mandarins.
After moving to acreage on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, I was thrilled by the abundance of fruit trees in my back garden. But when harvest time came, I had way too many mandarins to eat. Despite trying to give them away, I ended up having to bury them. This was an awful experience for me.
CREATING A GLOBAL SHARING MOVEMENT
I decided to do something about the wastage I experienced and Spare Harvest was born. Out of this simple story, I’ve created a global sharing movement that anyone, anywhere, can join.
Spare Harvest comes with a clear vision, lots of passion and determination. And that is to help people everywhere connect with each other easily to reduce wastage, have more connected communities and build localised circular and real sharing economies so we can all live more sustainably.
A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WITH A BIG PICTURE
Spare Harvest is a social enterprise. That means, we apply commercial strategies to improve our community and the environment’s well-being.
We measure our success on the benefits we make socially and environmentally, as well as our financial sustainability.
Our vision is the joy of sharing so people can connect in their communities to share, swap, sell and source what’s spare. It’s so that wastage is reduced, people understand their food story and we can create better local food and garden environments.
WASTE ISN'T WASTE. IT'S A RESOURCE SO LET'S RETHINK OUR SPARE STUFF
We live on an incredible piece of life-supporting rock floating in space. And no doubt, you live in a beautiful community. Let’s keep it that way. Let’s re-think about wastage. Let’s see its spare value.
THE CIRCULAR/SHARING ECONOMY REDUCES MORE WASTE AND WASTAGE THAN RECYCLING DOES
WE'RE RE-ENERGISING COMMUNITY SPIRIT WITH CONNECTIONS
Remember a time when we knew our neighbours and we shared what was harvested from each other’s gardens? Spare sweet juicy fruit, crispy vegetables, freshly laid eggs, plant cuttings and seedlings, were all happily passed around or swapped.
Here at Spare Harvest, part of our goal is for people like you to connect and enhance your local community.
Our community is the perfect spot for it. You’ll find someone who thinks just like you. The common ground you share will have you chatting and sharing in your area.
Before you know it, a friendlier local community is blooming. Its friendly connections are bringing you all closer together over your passion of great tasting food, gardening and the joy of sharing resources.