Get Growing for Stop Hunger

Get Growing for Stop Hunger


 

25 May 2017

Volunteers from the National Support Centre got their hands dirty for a good cause this week, digging, weeding, planting and harvesting for CERES Joe’s market garden.  The fresh, organically grown produce will go in FairFood boxes feeding the local community and food insecure families in support of our efforts to Stop Hunger. CERES Fairfood also employs recent immigrants and refugees, giving them entry into the workforce.

The rich soil where the garden is situated has been farmed for over 50,000 years by the Wurundjeri-Willam. As the last agricultural plot in the inner suburbs, Joe’s Market Garden provides a sustainable source of urban food production as a certified organic farm in the middle of the city. The garden trainers demonstrated gardening techniques and harvesting methods and the team thoroughly enjoyed the fresh air and working together toward a common cause.

“The farm was a peaceful, purposeful escape from a busy day at the office. We were so sore the next day but it was all worthwhile seeing the bounty of fresh vegetables we picked and planted. I highly recommend volunteering during the Stop Hunger Servathon.  It was very rewarding experience and I learned a few new gardening tricks!” – Roxanna Ing, Brand & Communications Advisor and Servathon volunteer

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CERES is a not for profit Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies. It acts as an educational center, gathering place, and quiet respite within the city for all to enjoy.