Fancy joining our volunteer Board?

 

Hot on the heels of becoming Tasmania’s Community Group of the Year, Produce to the People is looking for some new faces on our Board. 

We have vacancies for a volunteer board member in the role of Treasurer plus two general board positions. The role of the PttP Board is to manage and govern the organisation in accordance with our constitution and strategic plan as well as to comply with its legal and financial responsibilities. The board meets monthly in person &/or via Skype which means the applicants can be based anywhere in Tasmania or Australia for that matter.

Skills and/or experience in one or more of the below:

  • Finances. Previous Treasurer experience for the win. We use Xero and and have a bookkeeper in place.
  • Strong interest in community development, with particular focus on food, education, permaculture
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Knowledge of funding opportunities and the ability to smash out grant applications
  • Knowledge of Federal and/or State Government policies
  • Event management
  • Not-for-profit sector knowledge

We are incredibly privileged to attract gold star people to our organization and would love to hear from you if you think you share our ethos.

How to apply:

Please email your one page expression of interest – we want to know who you are and how you think you could add value to our organization – plus your CV to producetothepeople@ymail.com by 13th December, 2017.

Any questions? Please contact Penelope on 0409 484 152

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It’s our Farmiversary!

PttP was born in the summer of 2009 and we have had quite a few changes in the model of how we do business over the years.  By far our most exciting and loved version is the one we are living right now – on The Farm at Burnie High.

This week we are celebrating three years on The Farm.

This is how we found The Farm.  More animal sanctuary than produce producing.  A blank canvas.  First job – contain and re-home all those free ranging beasties.

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A lot of love…

and then this PttP

and look what you can do when you have funds to pay staff!!

and when you have staff

Of course the community support we get with food donations and corporate volunteering – Lion, Wynyard Seafoods, Golden Grain Bakery, Woolworths, Second Bite, Costas, local farmers, backyard growers, Caterpillar. A special shout out to our Patron, Ben Milbourne who makes sure we appear in every series he produces!  This is #communityfood in action.

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And the Burnie High staff and students.  Big love…

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Our gold star volunteers make The Farm a family.  We’ve included our friends from Multicap and the Burnie School of Special Education here.  BIG LOVE to all past and present.

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You know we are nothing if not determined.  Even though we are down to one part time employee, our volunteer family has grown to 25.  Hopefully we can get The Farm back to primo production this summer.

We know the massive difference we make in our community and we have shown we are here for the long run.  In 2016 we had over 17,000 people access fresh, nutritious food via our service and we grew and gathered over 80,000 kilos of produce.

In the lead up to TEN YEARS of Produce to the People (2019) you will continue to see us grow, gather and give.

If you would like to be a part of our PttP family you can pop in on one of our Volunteer Orientation hours held every second Tuesday of the month at 11am and/or head to give now to make a donation.

BIG LOVE to all from PttP founder, Penelope and the Produce to the People Board

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Seeds to the People

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We are very excited to launch our latest project – a NW Tassie SEED BANK – in collaboration with Multicap, with funding from the Mercy Foundation.

Every Thursday The Farm is becoming a hive of activity with our team cutting seed packets from recycled papers, sorting seeds already donated by locals and the wonderful folk at Urban Farming Tasmania then packaging them up ready to be given away.

How can you be a part of it?

Send us your seeds!  Preferably your home grown best so we keep things local and also know we are sharing the best of the best. Our address is PO Box 3097, Burnie 7320 or you can drop in and see us between 9-2 every Tuesday & Thursday.

Ask for seeds! If you are starting a garden or would like to add some local goodness get in contact and hopefully within a few weeks we will have enough in store to send out.

Learn how to save seeds!  We will be sharing seed saving starter tips right here over the coming months.  Sign up to the blog so you don’t miss out.

 

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