SHARE SHED

Welcome to the charming Port Fairy Community Share Shed, located right in front of the Port Fairy Community House. Our Share Shed offers a variety of community resources, including the Grow Free food cart, seed and plant swaps, a book exchange, the Western District Foodshare bin, a community noticeboard, and other evolving local charitable initiatives.

Here’s how you can get involved: drop off your extra apricots or any surplus produce onto our food cart, donate canned goods to our Foodshare bin, check out the latest community updates on our noticeboard, pick up a plant, and find a great book to read!

Grow Free

At the heart of our Share Shed is the ‘Grow Free’ cart, part of a grassroots movement dedicated to fostering a sustainable culture of growing and sharing healthy food and resources within our community. By sharing our abundance, we enhance the well-being of our local communities and the environments we cherish. Grow Free begins with food but ultimately builds a strong, connected community.

If you have surplus produce, we encourage you to contribute to our local cart. Depending on the season, you might find apples, rhubarb, zucchinis, quinces, pears, herbs, lemons, beans, pumpkins, and more. Fresh, locally grown, organic, and free – it’s a wonderful way to share and connect.

Did you know our Grow Free cart has its own Facebook group? Join us at “Grow Free – Port Fairy” to stay updated and share your contributions. If you drop something off, feel free to post about it in the group or let us know at reception, and we can post it for you.

This local recycling guide has been put together by the Port Fairy Rotary group and can be downloaded at HERE.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Located just north of the Port Fairy Community House, our Community Garden is a delightful sunny spot perfect for sitting, relaxing, or enjoying a picnic. The garden features a variety of beds planted seasonally with herbs and vegetables available for the community to use. In addition to the garden beds, we have established apple and lemon trees, along with newly planted fruit trees that we hope will soon provide produce for our Grow Free cart.

Everyone is welcome to plant and garden in this space. We also host seasonal community working bees, where local volunteers come together to help maintain and beautify the garden. Join us and contribute to this vibrant, shared community resource!