You might have discovered us after seeing the segment on ABC Gardening Australia on Saturday the 8th of June.
Gosh we had a fun couple of days filming!
Produce to the People is in funding limbo at present so most of our good works are on hold. (We are still running our awesome Primary School Snack Garden Project in 6 Burnie Primary Schools which is funded until the end of this year).
Running a food project like ours is very much reliant on government &/or other funding. Just because it is a successful community project does not guarantee anything. I’m afraid it is a constant whirlwind of grant writing and lobbying on top of the day to day actual project work. We are currently waiting to hear back from FaHCSIA – that’s a Commonwealth Govt dept that looks after families, housing, community services and indigenous affairs to hear if they will fund us to continue our fabulous project. (We’ve been waiting a while but these decisions take quite some time to be considered!)
While we wait we are working on a couple of business models that may generate enough income to enable us to continue our work without the assistance of outside funding.
So we wait, with all things crossed. Who knows what the future will hold.
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Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to spend some time wandering around the blog.
And remember to grow, gather, give and love the one you’re with.
Founder of Produce to the People Tasmania