Australian Fair Food Forum

Crowd Harvest: Seeds For Christmas No: 3
3rd Annual Crowd Harvest; Seeds for Christmas
Melbourne, Australia.
It’s on again! After such great success over the last 2 years, people all over Victoria have been empowered to grow their own food. Save your left over and excess seeds this Spring, and send them to someone in need.
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 :slight_smile:
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 :slight_smile: 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
Social enterprise providing food relief to long term unemployed, aged workers and refugee groups, including food growing practices.

Tastes Good. Does Good.
66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
STREAT is a social enterprise designed to assist homeless youth in Melbourne.

16 Portrush Loop,
Armstrong Creek
Geelong 3217
Social enterprise providing training for food security to long term unemployed, aged workers and refugee groups.

Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Foodbank
Level 1,
214 - 218 Nicholson St,
Footscray VIC 3011
Monday to Friday
10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
t: 03 9326 6066
Feeding refugees and those seeking asylum.

PO Box 255
Kerrimuir VIC 3129
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
Level 2, 43 Carrington Road
Box Hill VIC 3128
Food Gardens for Low income Australians

C/O The Craig Family Centre
7 Samarinda Avenue
Ashburton VIC 3147

Relief Care @NHCC
PO Box 255
Kerrimuir VIC 3129
Food Relief Centre looking to apply sustainable approaches to food resilience care.

FOOD GARDEN - The Craig Family Centre
7 Samarinda Avenue
Ashburton VIC 3147

Food Gardens for Low income Australians

P.O Box 4076
Box Hill South VIC 3128
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