Today I met with the lovely people at Food Is Free Berwick.
They meet every three to four weeks at Pioneer Park in Berwick. Local and not so local gardeners bring together their lovingly homegrown produce to share and swap, ensuring that none of the precious goodness from their gardens goes to waste.
I tentatively arrived not long after the start time of 9.30am with my box of herbs from my garden. I received a lovely and informative welcome and was enthusiastically encouraged to take home the produce that was provided.
I came home with some lovely rhubarb for tonight’s dessert, 4 tomato plants, thyme, mint, chives, kale and some Bok Choy seedlings.
It was the most lovely experience as everyone I chatted with was so enthusiastic, welcoming and keen to share their expertise.
Keep an eye on the Food is Free South East Suburbs Facebook page if you would like to join in.
Or to find a local food swap group in your area you read this “introduction to food swaps” and enter your own location.
Until then, get tending.