October. Spring. Planning. Planting.

Produce to the People October 2015 week 1

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

This week saw the return of our most missed Farm Manger Kim.  We are truly blessed to have her green fingers all over the veggie gardens once again!  She has been planning and planting and harvesting and we can’t wait to see what happens next.

Work has begun in earnest turning two of the old chook runs into veggie gardens.  We are thinking corn might go in first, not only because corn is yummy but because who doesn’t want to play in a corn field?  Hide and seek anyone?

This week we have also seen an influx of new faces into the emergency food relief hub.  It seems many are getting their final winter heating bills and when you live week to week anyway a big bill is often the tipping point.  Also announced this week, Burnie as one of 12 regional domestic violence hotspots.  Another unenviable label for Burnie.  We see a lot of  faces young and old in the food hub where DV has impacted.

So more faces.  More stories.  Life can be raw and harsh and hard for some and we hope that we are providing some solace in the storms.

You can support the work we do by investing, by organising a can drive – canned food is always welcome – dropping off any abundance of veg you may have grown yourself or keeping an eye out for any bulk produce you might know of that may be heading to land fill or plough back.  Now we have our cool room we are able to store more produce and too much produce is never going to be an issue for us!

Grow, gather, give.  Love the one you’re with x

b and w carrot line drawing

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