The PttP Inc Board

 

http board pic 2017 octoberThe PttP Inc Board work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure we continue our good works in the Tasmanian community. Their latest achievement is to gain PBI status for PttP.  This is no mean feat!  It also means we now have DGR status that means all your lovely donations are tax deductible.

You can read all about our wonderful people here

And here’s who to talk with about specifics:

President Polly McGee is the go to gal to discuss all future projects and how they may fit in with our program.  Contact Polly.

VP Cat Gale-Stanton is in charge of events and corporate sponsorships.  Contact Cat.

Amina Keygan handles all Public Officer duties, she also heads our research team.  If you want to collaborate on a research project she is the gal. Contact Amina.

Michelle is our volunteer manager so if you are an individual or have a group who would like to help out, Michelle is your first point of call.  Contact Michelle.

Jo, our secretary is on maternity leave.  You can follow her adventures as a new mother of twins here.

Corey Walker-Speers is off galavanting around Europe with his family in a van.  Follow his adventures here.

Lee-Ann is our resident dietician and at the moment is also galavanting, well actually cycling around Italy.  She’ll be back in a month or so.

Penelope looks after The Farm, the microgreen social enterprise and the food hub.  Contact Penelope.

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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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Multicap to the People!

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One of the many wonderful things that has happened at Produce to the People is the magical relationship we have formed with Multicap.  For those who do not know Multicap:

“Multicap Tasmania provides a variety of services to meet the needs of people living with a disability, their families and carers. The services are designed to be flexible and diverse to meet the individual needs of people with a disability who require assistance. By helping people develop skills and by providing support we can assist people to participate fully in their community, to express their independence, choices and opinions.

“We promote a positive image of people with disabilities by providing a means of developing skills and maintaining current abilities, in a manner which is respectful of the individual person’s age and health and considerate of their requests and choices”.

As well as… “Making full use of community opportunities to maximise each person’s potential and enhance their quality of life”.”

Every week we have a team who come out to The Farm and help out in the garden. Esther is the dynamo support worker and she supports Tony and Darren.  She is a powerhouse and her work ethic impacts directly on her offsiders.  We have seen big changes in Tony and Darren over the time they have been with us – they are all a valuable part of our volunteer family.

We are VERY pleased to say we are about to expand our ties thanks to a small grant received via Mercy Foundation.

Watch this space – more to come when we return from our winter break……

 

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