Incredible Volunteers

3 photos of volunteers on the farm - John weeding with a hoe, Steph holding a box of freshly picked cherry tomatoes, and Graeme, feeding Pedro the brown alpacaIn this week’s insert, we’re celebrating the incredible volunteers who help out at the farm!

Green Connect is a true community initiative and would not exist without the many hundreds of people who have volunteered their passion, knowledge, time and energy over the past 10 years.

Today, farm volunteers play an important role supporting our core staff in all aspects of what we do. The tasks they assist with are as diverse as the volunteers themselves! They include:

  • Weeding, digging, composting and mulching
  • Preparing and planting garden beds,
  • Feeding and socialising with our animals,
  • Assisting with a range of simple and complex maintenance tasks,
  • Supporting the farm team with harvesting and veg box packing,
  • Maintaining our children’s and demonstration gardens
  • And more!

Pictured here are Graeme, Steph and John at the farm just this week!

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank them and all of our amazing volunteers for helping us to make our community and planet better, by growing fair food, reducing waste, and creating jobs and employment pathways for former refugees and young people.

If you’re interested in volunteering at the beautiful Green Connect Farm, we invite you to get involved too!

You can volunteer for as little as a couple of hours or as much as a full day on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 2.30pm. You don’t need any specific experience or knowledge to contribute and can help with whatever tasks you are most interested in. As long as you’re happy to learn, chip in, and get a bit dirty, we have something useful and valuable for you to do!

For more information or to express interest, please contact our Engagement and Support Manager, Annie Burbrook, at [email protected]

Enjoy!

Lindsay Burlton
Fair Food Coordinator

 

In your box:

Grid of what we are planning to pack in veg boxes on 25-26 January 2022

Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Did you know?

Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with an interesting liquorice-like flavour. They are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin C and are a well-known natural remedy for indigestion. you can store these bulbs in your fridge for up to 5 days but note that the flavour gets milder the longer it’s stored. Everything on a fennel is edible although most cooking recipes will focus on the bulb. Feel free to cook with the bulb and use the stalks to make some fennel pesto!

You can find all of our recipes here!