Our cute little Port Fairy Community Share Shed can be found out the front of Port Fairy Community House. It encompasses our Grow Free food cart, a seed swap, a plant swap, a book swap, our Western District Foodshare bin, a community noticeboard and other evolving local charitable and altruistic causes.
You can drop off your extra apricots onto our cart, canned food donations into our Foodshare bin, catch up on what’s happening on our noticeboard, pick up a plant and find a good book to read!
Our Share Shed encompasses our ‘Grow Free’ cart. Grow Free is a grassroots, community building movement which promotes a sustainable culture of growing and sharing healthy food and other resources with our neighbours. Sharing our food abundance nurtures the health and happiness of local communities and the environments in which we live. Grow Free starts with food, but ends up with community.
If you have any excess produce, please drop it off to our local cart. Seasonally we often have apples, rhubarb, zucchinis, quinces, pears, herbs, lemons, beans, pumpkins and more… Locally grown, fresh, organic and free – how good is that?
Did you know that our Grow Free cart has it’s own Facebook Group? – have you joined yet? “Grow Free – Port Fairy”. When you drop something you can post to the group or call into reception and we can post for you.
Our Community Garden is just north of the house and is a lovely sunny, peaceful spot to sit or have a picnic. It has a number of garden beds that are planted seasonally with herbs and vegetables for the community to use. It also has established apple and lemon trees and some new fruit trees just planted that will hopefully one day soon produce food for the community on the Grow Free cart. Everyone is welcome to plant and garden in this space and we have seasonal community working bees with local volunteers to help keep it looking great.