At craft on Monday, I took some pictures of a few things I’ve been meaning to tell you all about. The community center, where I see my doctor, chemist and do craft, started something amazing last year and it has really taken off.
Yes, free food.. I do believe a lot of communities are starting this concept and I think it is a great idea. Our center has a cute little stall set up outside:
A poster explaining how the table works:
Isn’t it lovely that people who grow things themselves can share with others in the community? I know when I had a veggie garden I’d have a lot of extras that I was giving away to friends, but how awesome to give it to strangers too! If I had one now I’d be donating heaps… but since I don’t, I appreciate picking up a home grown zucchini or cucumber once every few weeks! I even grabbed two home grown peaches on Monday…
But wait, there’s more!
At the side of the center there are some raised garden beds, and in them… you guessed it, veggies…
I saw some kids with fresh carrots one day and asked the ladies about it…. they told me that the garden was outside and if we didn’t pick stuff every now and then, they would stop planting! My thought with these things is always – let someone else have it, there are people out there who are more needy than I am…. but for the first time on Monday I did grab some lettuce, and carrots… a zucchini and a cucumber…
The rabbit enjoyed the carrot tops 🙂
Thank you to the lovely people who are putting time and effort into growing food for the community. And thank you to all those donating items to the table. I will give back when I am able to, until then I will pick something up every now and then….
Does your community do something like this as well?
Sign Up for My Newsletter!
Subscribe to my monthly newsletter and get this stitchery pattern free!