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Working Bee in a Community Garden - the locavore movement

What is a locavore? Well, it is someone who consumes locally. Why consume locally? Apart from the excessive distance chain store bought products and foods travel (and the burning of huge amounts of fossil fuels to get it there) consuming these products push small businesses out of the market with a huge majority of profits (45%) ending up overseas. So, if we are going to build a self-sustainable life then we have to help build a self-sustainable community. There are many ways to consume locally and in the most simple way is looking at where the products you are buying come from, and choosing the products that come from close to where you live, from a store that is privately owned by a local.

In light of this, growing local food is yet another step in the right direction towards creating a self-sustainable life, community and country. Therefore let's really get into the spirit of things and help out at a community garden!

This meetup was inspired by the above awareness and is a way for people who are growing or want to grow their own food or make their own products. It is also for those who want to be involved in community connectedness and support the sharing of knowledge, resources and/or labour.

We are working for a more localised economy and stronger sense of community. The community garden working bee is about people from all walks of life getting together to learn and share new skills and new information. Learning via practical experience is paramount to this meetup group and we invite everyone to come along to learn and/or share.

We will be accepting donations to support the renewal of the subscription for this meetup group - and just for the record you are in no way obligated to give a donation.

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  • Sylvia A.

    Lovely to meet you all! I has a wonderful time. Can't wait to keep learning. Is my first awesome nature experience here in Australia. Thank you Katie for that.
    See you soon

    November 26, 2013

    • Katie J.

      Yay! See you soon :)

      November 27, 2013

  • Erika A.

    Kate was lovely person. I learnt so many things about setting up and organic orchard.

    November 24, 2013

    • Katie J.

      Thanks very much Erika. I am so happy you were able to take something away from the day. :)

      November 26, 2013

  • Daniel R.

    Thanks Kate!!! We learned a lot and have now started to feel (even) more intrested about organic farming and having a more sustainable way of life

    November 26, 2013

    • Katie J.

      Hola Daniel! That makes me soooooo incredibly happy :) thanks so much for sharing. Hope to see you again soon.

      November 26, 2013

  • Katie J.

    We learnt a lot, shared a laugh and shared our wisdom - thanks everyone for coming!

    1 · November 24, 2013

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