Harvest Collective North Sydney

What is Harvest Collective North Sydney?

It is an apartment-based approach to sustainable food providing residents of North Sydney with the skills and knowledge to set up a food garden and increase their understanding of sustainable food - in a shared apartment common area.

(Previously, the program assisted individual apartment residents build their own food garden.)

In 2018, we want to provide the skills, resources and knowledge for a Strata to create a shared space, learn from each other, and grow and harvest their own food, collectively

We will be selecting residents from five apartment buildings based on their ability to involve others and to develop a food garden on-site at their building.

 

What does Harvest Collective hope to achieve?

  1. To increase engagement and capacity for Strata to grow their own food in North Sydney
  2. to increase local food production and consumption
  3. to reduce food waste going to landfill.

 

What does it involve?

Harvest Collective is a structured program of seed to table workshops, with the aim of increasing local food production and consumption through a combination of facilitated hands-on learning and capacity building. Some materials and resources will be provided to help get the food garden up and running.

 

2018 Program

  • Tuesday 13 February, 6-8 pm
    Introduction workshop
  • 17 February - 3 March, 9.30am - 3.30pm
    An on-site facilitated workshop to kick-start your garden will be held at each apartment block on one weekend day between those dates above as chosen by the residents (pending availability). Please note that residents must be able to attend this full day workshop to participate in this program.
  • Saturday 7 April
    Half-day follow-up workshop will be held and is also a compulsory component of the program although not all residents from each building are required to attend this workshop.
  • Saturday 7 May
    Final presentation and celebration lunch.

Applications have now closed for 2018.

Please email sustainabilityeducation@northsydney.nsw.gov.au to register your interest to participate in 2019.

 

Feedback

Harvest participants experience with the previous (individual) program...

 

 

What the 2014 Harvest participants have said about Harvest North Sydney...

This has been one of the best experiences, thank you so much for investing time and resources in me. It really is appreciated.

Thanks Danielle and Toni for giving up your weekends to run the course, I thought it was really worthwhile and it has changed the way I do things on a daily basis-including growing my own food and shopping for produce.

I found the course most inspiring. I wished everyone in Australia could have had that same experience. I feel privileged indeed! Toni's enthusiasm and passion for her subject was indeed infectious.

 

Can't Wait? Grow your Own Now!

Grab our top tips for growing your own here.

 

Further Information

Please contact our Sustainability Education Officer on 9936 8100 or email sustainabilityeducation@northsydney.nsw.gov.au