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Food Is Free Green Living Classroom & Greens Recycle Depot

Create FIF Ballarat Green Living Classroom & Greens Recycle Depot

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Project details

Suggested by: Lou

Project partner: Food Is Free Inc.

Budget

$128,696.00

Votes

348 votes received

Established in 2014 Food Is Free Inc. is a grassroots volunteer organisation who have been combating food security issues via the popular Food Is Free Laneway, providing fresh produce share tables & growing veg/fruit for our community. Running out of space at the site, FIF were granted land at nearby Western Oval by Ballarat City Council to grow more food for their community. FIF now wish to turn FIF Green Space, an all-inclusive community space, into a hub to grow food en-masse plus hold workshops & sustainability via outdoor classrooms with a greens recycle depot for everyone to access.

Food security is a considerable issue in Ballarat with only 6.4% of our population eating the required daily vegetable intake. Green Space will provide education via classes on home produce growing plus all manner of free self-sufficency workshops (particularly targeted at those in our society at risk), plus a space for general public to drop off their green recyclables (egg cartons, veggie scraps, toilet roll holders etc) for our vols (and community groups wanting a free garden bed to gain new skills) to make soil to grow food en masse to put back in FIF Laneway or take home.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Lou

Project partner: Food Is Free Inc.

Budget

$128,696.00

Votes

348 votes received

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Donna Jenkins

16 Aug 2018

Shine on. You are changing the world for the better.

Linnea

16 Aug 2018

Food, friendship and education are all provided free and generously.

Bec Djordjevic

15 Aug 2018

Food if Free is one of the best and passionate community focused groups in Ballarat!

Nells Polanske

15 Aug 2018

So much more to do. This will really help to engage and educate so many.

Sqawkin

15 Aug 2018

This is a great community building project for Ballarat. I love what FoodisFree Laneway is doing and how completely inclusive it is in sharing food, skills, resources and friendship.

Emma Barrance

14 Aug 2018

What a great project - an investment in a Food Is Free Inc project is one that’s bound to impact the masses in such a positive way. A brilliant organisation with heart 💚

Kathyluvscrocs

14 Aug 2018

I utilised the laneway on the weekend. It helps the community

bslater888

14 Aug 2018

What an awesome idea!!! Well done and good luck 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

AmandaW

14 Aug 2018

What a fantastic project. Keep gpoing!

ProjectRabbit

14 Aug 2018

So proud of Lou and her massive contribution to our community. This has had such a ripple effect, encouraging others to grow food and share their bounty

Karen Conrad

13 Aug 2018

Superb community initiative and effort! You got my vote!

rosegiannone

13 Aug 2018

What a fantastic contribution to the community!

Sarah

13 Aug 2018

Love your work food is free. We want more!!!

Frankey

13 Aug 2018

Go Food is Free Laneway Ballarat!

Hatch

13 Aug 2018

What's not to love!