Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Crop & Swap Library

Are you in need of a hoe? Are you short of a shovel? Are you ready to kick back with an edition of Backyard Farmer or Earth Garden with a cup of home-grown peppermint tea?

Don't despair, all this and more will soon be at your dirty fingertips and green thumbs.

We proudly announce the Crop & Swap resource library.

Our idea is this. If you have spare gardening journals, books, dvds or equipment that you would be happy to donate to the Crop & Swap library, bring them along to our first meeting.

Our aim is to have a collection of useful resources for people to borrow from and return at the following Crop & Swap meet.

For example we have several volumes of Earth Garden and Backyard Farmer magazines, some seedling trays and an aquaponics dvd that we will happily donate to the Crop & Swap resource library.

If you have any other resources that you think would be useful for your fellow Crop & Swappers, bring them along to the first Crop & Swap meet.

Tell us what you can donate.

see you soon,
j, j, a and s

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Don't let this happen to you

Hi Guys,

As you can see from our photo, we don't have much life left. Even the birds are not interested in us. 6 weeks ago we were 3 of the juiciest oranges in the lower mountains, and would have been hot property at the crop & swap. We would have happily traded places with a a bunch of carrots or some asparagus to avoid this fate.

It's too late for us, but not for you. Urge your owners to take you to the first crop & swap on November 12.

All the best, The Oranges

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sharing is Caring

It has been quite inspiring this week, after doing a few more letter box drops and seeing some fantastic front yard veggie gardens on our travels. It ‘s exciting to imagine the possibilities  and potential that  the Crop & Swap has to offer our local community, bringing people together to share good food from their own backyards and kitchens. But it’s also the idea of sharing “ideas” about local gardening secrets, old school recipes, preserving or keeping chooks...
Even by growing a little, I’m confident we can share a lot!