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Originally from sugar cane farming in North Queensland, one of six kids with parents who always grew their own food. During my years at the bank in Sydney as Sustainability Work Stream Leader I was charged with researching sustainability issues and helping the staff in our department learn how to reduce their impact on the world; at the office, in the home, and garden. I gathered knowledge on consumption, waste and procurement dependance and implemented learnings for our staff that was a real eye opener for everyone. Our reliance on natural resources and vast international systems to entertain, feed, and clothe us makes us vulnerable, and though our collective attitude in decades' past to consumption and waste is slowly changing, more needs to be done to increase our grass roots resilience and self-reliance, both personally and in our communities. We're igniting a local movement towards greater self-reliance, food security, good health, collaboration, sharing of skills, ideas, hard work and laughs. I love growing organic heirloom vegetables and living as chemically free as possible. When we garden we truly find ourselves and each other. Join 'The Blitz List' Email Signup to subscribe to the Blog and get all the info and happenings.

Food is Free Day is almost here! Check your gardens!

Food is Free Day 1 March  

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For the love of good food and healthy community join us this Sunday, 1st March at the Pondage.

Bring any spare fruit/veg/herbs you have to share as this initiative’s success rests on the good-will of our community. You could come down with apples and leave with cucumbers & coriander! Those in need just come down and “Take what you need, leave what you don’t”.

It’s a feel-good community gathering.

Locals in Bendigo, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Nowa Nowa and more towns are doing some great things together! They’re all on Facebook to see and be inspired by.

Read our event details for more info.

Hope to see you there!

The Alpine Permablitz Collective & Mountain Health Growers’ Co Op

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Janet Kay
PO Box 362
Mount Beauty Vic 3699
grow (at)

Sat & Sun: 8AM – 4PM

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