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A PASSIONATE FOUNDER AND INFLUENCER

WHO'S BEHIND SPARE HARVEST?
MEET HELEN​

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.

Helen Andrew Signature

Everything is connected

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 

Plantings sharing and circular economy

 Woodford 2018 – Greenhouse Panel on Social Enterprise and Food

Woodford Greenhouse

ABC Radio – Fortnightly Regular Contributor for Qld Drive Program

ABC Drive Radio

University of Queensland – Humanitarian Event, Panel on SDG’s

UQ Humanitarian Event

The Circular Economy Meetup 2019 – Reducing Food Waste

UQ Humanitarian Event

Food Waste CRC SME Launch – Tackling Household Food Waste

Launch of CRC SME Program

SPEAKING TOPICS

Social Permaculture
New Economies
Founder Journey