We have been following Lou and her team of volunteers at Food is Free Inc for a number of years now and we are so happy to be able to offer a Farmhouse Seeds ‘Community Pack’ to this amazing organisation. Food is Free Inc has two distinct arms to it’s operation. Firstly, ‘The Laneway’ (an actual Laneway) is a space in suburban Ballarat, Victoria where people can drop off or collect surplus nutritious food including vegetables, fruit and herbs as well as seeds, cuttings and seedlings. All for free. This drop off and collection space provides a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to connect and share, often with others with whom they might not usually have the opportunity to do so. Secondly, ‘The Green Space’ – is a food growing hub literally connecting the community and volunteers by focusing on growing nutrient rich food while celebrating and embracing sustainable practices such as composting, recycling and seed saving. They also run regular workshops and are actively engaged in local revegetation projects.
With over 70 volunteers on the go, they have a focus on people who are experiencing disadvantage, this not-for-profit group is run by the community of Ballarat (Victoria) to promote food security, community cohesion and inclusion. What can be better than that?
Visit their website for more information on what amazing community work they are doing or to get involved.