volunteer news

Our two volunteers from Parklands High were in for a bit of a surprise when they arrived at the community garden this afternoon….

First up an interview with Jane from the local paper The Advocate…which should be in next Tuesday’s Coast to Coast section.

Jane McCubbin interviews Laura and Ebony for The Advocate

Then we moved to the garden where Eliza from ABC Local Radio interviewed the girls……..make sure you listen to The Rural Report tomorrow (Thursday the 30th of September between midday and one)  fingers crossed the story will be featured then.

Eliza Wood from ABC Local Radio interviews Laura and Ebony in the garden

Then, we had a visit from one of the locals who brought some seed potatoes along so the girls spent the rest of the day learning the pros and cons of potato growing….with healthy doses of blood and bone and sheep poo!

from old hands to new...

on the radio….

This morning it was my pleasure to be interviewed  on ABC Northern Tasmania Breakfast with Penny Terry.  You can hear the interview here               http://blogs.abc.net.au/tasmania/2010/09/passing-the-produce-on.html?site=northtas&program=northern_tasmania_breakfast

The next part of my day was spent delivering flyers to some of our wonderful drop off spot cafes and bank branches, collecting lemons from The Commonwealth Bank in Wynyard and 60 fruit puddings from Supreme Cake Company in Ulverstone!  Now I know puddings are a little outside backyard grown fruit and veg but hey, the whole idea of this project is to share food and not see it go to waste.  So The Salvos got lemons and fruit puddings today!

We also saw the most extraordinary rainbow on the way back from Wynyard.  I’m feeling pretty excited about Produce to the People today….