The Prizes

Over the past 2 months we have profiled the most amazing generous supporters of urban agriculture. They have donated workshops, magazines, seeds, honey, plants, fruit trees, guide books, design consultations and cash, without which this competition would not be made possible.

It is a really exciting time in the sustainability scene at the moment. We are experiencing a flux between extreme disappointment at the governments lack of continual support to environmental activities, and the all encompassing passion and drive of people who are not willing to let other people control their common future.

To everyone who has supported this competition – Thank you.

And once again, here is the final list of prizes for the Reclaim the Curb competition. The competition closes Friday 30th May (that’s next Friday!) so its time to get into action!

 

Prizes

Pip Magazine – for your reading pleasure, all winners will receive a few copies of the newly launched Pip Magazine

Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – Bound copies of the Peoples Food Plan, DVDs of Fair Food, Australia’s first feature length documentary (release date expected to be September this year), Free one-year memberships of AFSA (as a group = $100; as individuals – $25 x number of individuals)

NSW

Michael Mobbs – Design Consultation

Milkwood Permaculture – One Pass to an Introduction to Permaculture course

The Urban Beehive – A full day exploring, experiencing and tasting the hives around Sydney, you even get to take some honey home with you!

Ooooby – Vegie boxes to help feed the working bee!

Terra Permaculture – One Pass to a Permaculture Design Course

The Field Institute – 5 x NSW Guides

+ $500 in cash to help start your public garden! A big thankyou to Energy to the People and Growing Abundance.

Victoria

Melbourne City Roof Top Honey – Workshop Passes and a stack of seeds to grow bee friendly plants

Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens – Workshop Passes and 3 bare rooted fruit trees

Very Edible Gardens (VEG) – Double Pass to an upcoming Edible Weeds tour

CERES – a few seedlings, seed packets of their much sort after broad beans and a few boxes of fruit and veg

Growing Abundance – Double workshop pass

The Field Institute – 10 x Vic Guides, 1 x Double pass to workshop after end May.

+ $500 in cash to help start your public garden! A big thankyou to Energy to the People and Growing Abundance.

Tasmania

Good Life Permaculture – Double Workshop pass to an Introduction course on Permaculture

Urban Farming Tasmania – Seed packs

FIMBY – Garden consultation, must be within 1 hour of Hobart

The Field Institute – 5 x Tote bags

+ $500 in cash to help start your public garden! A big thankyou to Energy to the People and Growing Abundance.

CERES Supporting

Well its the end of week 3 of this competition and the line up of prizes is looking really good. It will be interesting to look at those organisations that are supporting this campaign – it will read like the who’s who of urban agricultural supporters!

And so, it is with no surprise at all that I finish off this week with the announcement of the support CERES.


Usually in these blog posts I explain a little about what the supporting organisation does .. but in this case I actually find myself out of words! Apart from (of course) do I really need to explain!? And I shouldn’t, if you live in Victoria that is. But for people all over the rest of this vast country, I will oblige into telling you a bit about our amazing CERES.

CERES is an environmental park or sustainability centre that demonstrates amazing projects to help make our lives more sustainable. They vary from the high tech charging station for electric vehicles to more common accessible activities including their weekly farmers market. My favourite part of CERES though is their community out reach and education activities they offer. Its really a great thing watching those people who have had a less than fortunate time being taught new skills and being empowered through that learning.

CERES will be supporting the Reclaim the Curb competition by donating a few seedlings, seed packets of their much sort after broad beans and a few boxes of fruit and veg to feed the workers when you reclaim your curb.

Thanks CERES for your support!