Project Profile: Food is Free

I stumbled across this project and was totally delighted in what I found! This is a project which grows community and food .. and what’s more they fundamentally believe food should be free … sound familiar? But this one is in Texas, USA.

Launched in January 2012, The Food is Free Project hold events which gather people together, build community by building raised gardens and wicking beds, install them on the front of people’s property, teach people about gardening and sharing, and the harvest is free to anyone that passes by. Brilliant!

More and more people are recognizing the importance of local food and supporting our communities at home. Food is Free provides a platform for community interaction that opens doors to further collaboration and connection. Imagine driving down your street, where the majority of homes host a front yard community garden, neighbors come together for potlucks, establish tool-sharing and community composting programs while creating safer, more beautiful neighborhoods.

We hear you – loud and clear!!

 

 

 

 

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About Juliette

When Juliette was little, she came home from school and asked her mum in her little teary voice why the other kids at school didn’t like her. Her mum reassured her and said 'Don't worry Juliette, you're just different. That's all.' Since then, aware of her obvious difference to everyone else, Juliette is spending her time doing exactly what people wish to be doing – exactly what she wants. This blog is a celebration of taking a deep breath and just doing it. Currently Juliette can be found sipping tea and gardening somewhere in Central Victoria, Australia with her beloved and their excitable boys. She is also completing her PhD in Civic Agriculture and teaches at RMIT in Sustainable Consumption and Design Activism.

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