A PASSIONATE FOUNDER AND INFLUENCER
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.
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.
A VISION FOR SPARE HARVEST
The vision I have for Spare Harvest is a grand one. A global community of people connecting and sharing, making a positive impact in our environment and society so we can heal our planet.
We are at a crossroads; our environment is crumbling under our excessive consumption and unnecessary waste; while we are feeling disconnected and lonely. We need to change the way we are living in order to move towards what our planet and its people need us to – connection, sustainability, happiness and peace.
We are building a movement, a community, a tribe that works together. That collectively makes an impact greater than our own individual actions. Our planet needs us to get back to living a more connected and simplier life. To value what is important; our environment, our community, our natrual resources and our human connection.
We want you to be part of our grand vision, to be part of our movement, to be part of the better future for our planet.
SPEAKER AND INFLUENCER
I am passionate about what we are doing at Spare Harvest and this passion has afforded me several speaking opportunities.
The Planting 2019 – Keynote on the Sharing and Circular Economies
Woodford 2018 – Greenhouse Panel on Social Enterprise and Food
ABC Radio – Fortnightly Regular Contributor for Qld Drive Program
University of Queensland – Humanitarian Event, Panel on SDG’s
The Circular Economy Meetup 2019 – Reducing Food Waste
Food Waste CRC SME Launch – Tackling Household Food Waste