We are facing unprecedented times as we respond to the spread of coronavirus. While there is so much anxiety and fear been experienced we offer a little bit of love. Spare Harvest exists to build resilience and kindness in our communities by connecting households to households to share resources, land and time. We have been distressed to see the images of people bulk-buying items at the expense of their fellow human beings. It does not have to be this way and we are here to help.
Connecting while Social Distancing
Goodbye handshakes and hugs, the daily practise of social distancing becomes our new norm along with reducing our exposure to large groups. Large events have been cancelled and we are starting to see local community events been postponed and cancelled. Our opportunities to connect with our community face to face is reducing. But here at Spare Harvest we are facilitating one-on-one connections with your neighbours and strangers in your community. Practising social distancing is an opportunity for us to connect on a deeper level, to have a deeper conversation and be present and not distracted by the group. Check out our community there might be someone in your neighbourhood who you could connect with.
Sharing is Caring
We have enough, but it seems some people did not get the memo. We have been distressed at how people have been panic buying taking these items away from people who genuinely need it. We ask people to have a look in their homes to see what they could share. What do you have plenty of, that you don’t need anymore or is sitting idle that could be used by someone in your community? Now IS the time to connect and share what we can with each other. #sharingiscaring
There is a shortage of hand sanitiser but not aloe vera. If you have an aloe vera plant in your garden share it on our marketplace so your community can make their own hand sanitiser. The recipe is:
- 2/3 cup of isopropanol/rubbing alcohol
- 1/3 cup of aloe vera
- Stir. Decant into a pump bottle.
- Shake before squirting.
A much healthier way to keep your hands clean as the aloe vera is a moisturiser and will stop your skin from drying out. Here’s a useful article with more information.
Spare Harvest roots are in sharing homegrown produce when we experience a seasonal glut. Homegrown produce it the healthiest and most sustainable food we can eat. We ask our community to grow some for themselves and to add an extra plant or two for their community. Our community is also sharing plants and seeds helping people to start their own food gardens. Check out our marketplace to see what homegrown produce is available.
Let's Come Together
As we ride out the wave of the coronavirus, we can show our fellow human being some compassion and kindness. We can connect with each other and share what we can so we all feel supported. We are commited to providing you a simple and easy tool that builds community sufficiency and resiliency rather than self-sufficieny.
Let’s come together to make sure everyone has enough, that our elderly and vulunerable are taken care of and we create a new way of being that harness the goodness that is in every single one of us. Join our growing community of harvesters and sharers. Signup today, it’s free. The more the merrier. If you are already part of our community, we are grateful for your participation.