SPARE HARVEST. IT'S GOOD FOR YOU. IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. IT'S GOOD FOR SUSTAINABILITY.
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?
SPARE HARVEST CONNECTS LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
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.
A MARKETPLACE THAT CREATES 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.
SPARE HARVEST COMES WITH A WHOLE RANGE OF GREAT BENEFITS
Bev struck up a friendship with June who’s interstate, and often calls in dropping off a box of spicy pumpkin chutney to her.
Tom travelled overseas and looked up Spare Harvest members so he could swap sustainable growing tips with them.
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.
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’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, her box of empty glass jars will be filled with marmalade.
On Richard’s street, since they’ve all been listing their garden cuttings, there’s no need for a green waste council collection anymore.
You’ll get to know and connect with your local community. This helps grow your local economy, plus being connected together, makes your area friendlier too.
A group of country cafes now source Michael’s organic eggs after connecting together.
Maddie takes her kids to collect apples from Russell’s orchard and they have a cuppa with him too.
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.