Crowd Harvest: Seeds for Christmas

Crowd Harvest; Seeds for Christmas

Melbourne, Australia.

NFPs supporting, enabling and empowering those in need to adopt self sustaining food gardening practices are looking to establish Seed Banks. By a central body establishing a seed bank, people facing difficult circumstances can access the seeds and establish food gardens.

Gardeners everywhere harvest more seeds than can be stored, and need to be used before they expire. In this Crowd Harvest, Australian gardeners with excess seeds are invited to send them in a Christmas card or holiday card to one or more NFPs from the list below :-)

Please package seeds in individual and labelled packages so food relief recipients can easily take them home. Experienced gardeners, please send viable, open pollinating seeds. Anyone wanting to purchase seeds for the NFPs, please look for websites and/or nurseries that promote 'heirloom', 'non genetically modified', 'open pollinating', or 'organic'.

Each of the NFPs listed below has a certified horticulturalist employed, and ready to look after the seeds, either to start the seeds, store the seeds or distribute to others facing crisis yet know how to start seeds :-) You can be assured the seeds will be looked after.

Variety is welcome!

DIVRS & Darebin Fruit Squad

Urban Food Program

285 High Street

Preston 3072

http://www.divrs.org.au/#divrs

http://www.darebinfruitsquad.org/

STREAT

Tastes Good. Does Good.

66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066

www.streat.com.au

www.facebook.com/streat.melbourne www.twitter.com/streatmelbourne

STREAT is a social enterprise designed to assist homeless youth in Melbourne.

Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Foodbank

Level 1,

214 - 218 Nicholson

Footscray VIC 3011

Monday to Friday

10.00 am - 5.00 pm.

t: 03 9326 6066

e:admin@asrc.org.au

or

ASRC Dandenong

179 Lonsdale St,

Dandenong

Monday to Thursday

10am – 3pm.

t: 03 8772 1380

e: dandenong@asrc.org.au

https://www.asrc.org.au/

PS. SAM FARBOD

NEWHOPE IRANIAN COMMUNITY

PO Box 255

Kerrimuir VIC 3129

https://www.newhope.net.au/Persian

An Iranian community who fled to Australia due to religious persecution.

Rowville Community Centre

40 Fulham Road,

Rowville VIC 3178

Food kitchen distributing and growing fresh food for low income Australians.

Alex Salmon

CARRINGTON HEALTH

Level 2, 43 Carrington Road

Box Hill VIC 3128

Food Gardens for Low income Australians

W www.carringtonhealth.org.au

Nortec Volunteering

6 Main Street

Murwillumbah

NSW 2484

https://www.nortec.org.au/community-solutions/volunteering/

Helping Aussies flooded out re establish food gardens

FOOD FOREST ASHBURTON GROUP

C/O The Craig Family Centre

7 Samarinda Avenue

Ashburton VIC 3147

https://foodforestashy.wordpress.com/

NEWHOPE COMMUNITY CARE

Relief Care @NHCC

PO Box 255

Kerrimuir VIC 3129

http://www.newhopecare.net.au/food-pantry

Food Relief Centre looking to apply sustainable approaches to food resilience care.

FOOD GARDEN - The Craig Family Centre

7 Samarinda Avenue

Ashburton VIC 3147

http://craigfc.org.au/

Food Gardens for Low income Australians

Alternatively:

TINY TROWEL

P.O Box 4076

Box Hill South VIC 3128

Twitter: @Tiny_Trowel

Blog: http://mylittletrowel.blogspot.com.au/