To cook 1.2 million, nutritious meals a year, FareShare needs a constant supply of quality ingredients. Sourcing enough fresh vegetables to meet the growing demand for food from charities is one of our biggest challenges.
FareShare Kitchen Gardens is tackling this problem head on by growing our own vegetables on three sites in and around Melbourne to supplement rescued produce. In our first growing year we produced nearly 28 tonnes of fresh vegetables to add nutrition to our meals. Download our Garden Manual to see how we did it and for tips on growing veggies in Melbourne.
Using small plots of disused land, FareShare Kitchen Gardens transforms vacant sites into vibrant community assets run by volunteers under the supervision of a qualified horticulturalist. Watch how we started on Gardening Australia and see our trial sweet potato planting on Landline.