Reducing waste and creating opportunities
Until COVID-19, Green Connect ran a zero-waste service where we worked with local festivals and businesses to divert waste from landfill, towards recycling and organics streams. As well as keeping plastic out of our environment, this work also provided entry-level jobs to our youth and former refugee staff. This year, our staffing solutions team have been working hard to make sure that we are still making an impact in the community while festivals are postponed. And this has resulted in us offering garden landscaping services and reaching out to businesses to say we have an enthusiastic team that’s eager to get the job done. We are committed to helping former refugees and young people to find employment that includes them and champions their skills and knowledge!
By getting your box of veggies from Green Connect, you’re helping to support employment opportunities in the Illawarra and to reduce waste in food consumption. We avoid all the plastic that’s involved in shopping at the big supermarket chains and we’re not just talking about single-use bags as we avoid all plastic packaging that usually encloses fresh food at other outlets. We make an effort to use paper bags for bagging our greens, beans, and peas, and we avoid the use of glad wrap and other plastic items as much as possible. But one way that you as a customer can really help with our zero-waste mission, is by returning and taking care of the waxed boxes your veggies come in. We encourage our customers to fold down and return the boxes and to be careful to leave them I the shade and away from wind and rain so that they stay in good condition for re-use! Remember to leave your old boxes where your new one is delivered – whether that’s at your front door or at your local delivery hub.
Fair Food Coordinator
Learn about permaculture at Green Connect Farm: 4 workshops for the price of 3! $273
- Saturday 5th 9am – 12:30pm Gardening Basics
- Saturday 5th 1:30pm – 5pm Working with Nature
- Sunday 6th 9am – 12:30pm Fruit Trees and Food Forests
- Sunday 6th 1:30pm – 5pm Native Plant Nourishment
In your box:
What’s that in my box: Sorrel is also known as spinach-dock or narrow-leaved dock and is a tasty herb and a nice salad addition. Adding a lemony flavour to sauces and soups, this herb is great for adding some tang. The tannins present in Sorrel also make it a useful herb for reducing mucous production when dealing with allergies or colds – just place some of the leaves in some hot water for a couple of minutes and inhale the vapours for a clear nasal passage.
For more information on how to store & cook any of our vegetables, visit: https://draxe.com/ and type in the veggie you’re looking for.