Community Tips

Share your excess home-grown fruit and veggies with your neighbours

Share your excess home-grown fruit and veggies with your neighbours

We’ve all done it – enthusiastically planted fruit trees, veggies and herbs only to discover we can’t possibly use everything up before it goes off or goes to seed. Why not take any excess you have and share it with your neighbours and passers-by.

  • Place your excess produce in boxes or bucket and place them at the end of your driveway or on your front verge.
  • Add a sign inviting people to take what they need.
  • Print out a few recipes suggesting what neighbours could make with the produce.
  • If something is going to seed, collect the seeds and share those as well.

This way, all your hard work in growing everything won’t go to waste. And it’s a great way of helping out your neighbours and making new connections in your community.