Here’s an exciting opportunity for sustainability-minded single people – meet like-minded folk for some companion planting!
Based on the gardening concept of planting different plants together to enhance each other’s growth, FareShare Kitchen Garden, Abbotsford is holding its first Companion Planting dating event next month to give green-thumbed singles a chance to dig, plant, harvest and DATE for a great cause.
“Companion Planting’s all about getting into the FareShare Kitchen Garden and sharing some fun, no-stress, gardening tasks with other singles for an afternoon of slow dating,” says Companion Planting host and regular kitchen garden volunteer, Ali Morrow.
“It’s less pressure than speed dating – you’re in small groups, doing easy activities – and it’s doing something good to help out a garden that grows vegetables for Australia’s largest charity kitchen.”
The event is targeting 15 men and 15 women, aged 32 – 47, to see what blooms from an afternoon working in the garden and sampling some of the produce that FareShare grows to supplement rescued veg.
FareShare’s General Manager Operations Kellie Watson says sourcing enough fresh veggies to cook 5,000 meals for charities each day is always a challenge.
“We now have three kitchen gardens growing a range of veggies including zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, eggplant, pumpkin, capsicum, silverbeet and herbs to add to our nutritious meals. Our Abbotsford garden has over 70 beds and has produced two tonnes of veg for our kitchen this season.”
The kitchen garden in Abbotsford runs on volunteers and donations, and proceeds from the Companion Planting afternoon on March 19 will go towards purchasing garden tools and mulch for the beds. Perhaps it will also grow some new relationships.
Date: Sunday 19 March, 2017 (3-6pm)
Venue: FareShare Kitchen Garden, Lulie St, Abbotsford
Tickets: $35, issued on a first-in basis