Fresh produce set to grow community connection

Published on Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder launched its Grow Free Initiative this week, with many community members already donating a range of their home grown produce to the cart.

A partnership with Grow Free, the creative initiative provides an opportunity for the community to donate, take or swap fresh home grown produce. Located outside the William Grundt Memorial Library, the contents of the cart are completely free for the community to access during opening hours.

Donations can include homegrown or homemade produce such as fruit, vegetables, herbs preserves, eggs, and seeds. Items such as gardening magazines, jars, toilet rolls, worm tea are also welcome.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO, Andrew Brien said the City was excited to add the Grow Free Cart to a range of sustainable and waste reduction programs offered by the City.

“Promoting and supporting sustainability is a priority for the City with initiatives such as this benefiting our entire community,” Mr Brien said.

“What makes this initiative extra special is that is relies on an honesty system, and on the kind donations of community members. You give what you can and take what you need.”

“The project has been a team effort with City Officers working with community stakeholders during the initial concept development stage, the Men’s Shed team building the cart itself and our Library team looking after the ongoing logistics” he said.

Grow Free, is a grassroots, community building movement which promotes a sustainable culture of growing and sharing healthy food and resources with others.

The City’s Grow Free Cart is located at the entrance of the William Grundt Memorial Library and is available from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

More information can be found here.


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