Category: community

Growing awareness

Many of us learn by doing. By actions taken and observing our experiments over time. That’s been pretty much the whole path of the adventures of Popes Produce. Try. Wait and see. try again. Wait. Cheer. Working within your community is such a treat….

The art of manifestation

So lately I’ve been refocusing what our vision is for Popes Produce. What we came up with was –‘crafting locally grown abundance’ and what we’re encouraging with our education program is ‘inspiring home grown food adventures’. We want to have fun, empower people, get…

Making friends with salad

So the other day I ran an incursion at an early childhood centre based on the concept of ‘Seed to Salad Bowl’. The youngest ones rolled seeds around planted a few and nimble fingers plucked dill seed from the picnic rug. The next group…

What is healthy food anyway?

As a lovely girlfriend posted the other day.. ‘Reading can seriously damage your ignorance’ So I try to do as much as possible and across a reasonably broad range, (as long as it has something to do with food.) If I could absorb them…

Learning from the curious

The opportunity to learn should be a right, but quite often I like to think of it as a gift. What a treat to meet someone that spark’s curiosity (or to be the one inspiring others) so much they want to find out more,…

Reuse reuse remember

So we’ve all heard how we need to actually look after our environment if we’d like to have one to live in. Just think of all that aquatic life whose world is being degraded through no fault of their own, Here in the western…

The next step

Building is one of those biggies. We may want to extend family space, create additional space, make our backyard more multi functional or all of the above. But what a lot of us non builders don’t realise is, when you say ‘let’s build an…

Oh hello, New Year !

We’ve slid into the summery bliss of 2018 with heat, humidity, cucumbers and zucchinis. We harvested just before Christmas, our two colonies have been busy indeed. For this they have our gratitude. There’s been time for reflections and daydreams, making time to water before…

Makes me smile

It’s all the little things. These are in no particular order….. When someone doing great work is happy to share their experiences with you (thanks to super mentor market gardeners Cal at Green Connect & Lizzie of Piccolo Farm ), when you go into a volunteer…

Give a little

It really does make the world of difference. Lately I’ve been training with a great group of people Young Sustainability Ambassadors with the aim being to empower a younger generation to take action. Starting discussions with school students, encouraging them to get proactive. The work…