A new community group has started at Enfield. Building community and lowering personal footprint through improving our use of food were the main interests. Rachel already grows quite a lot of her own fruit and vegetables and also teaches people with disadvantage and disability how to grow food. Another member enjoys preserving food and learning to use the harvest of her garden. Alice is propogating and growing food and is keen to assist others through her website www.mykitchengarden.com.au.
Alice who is a young mother is helping her kids to understand sustainability too. She explained: ‘When it is time for a “new” toy we go to the Op Shop and find something of interest. Then we bring it home and if necessary fix it in the workshop.’ So we can all learn from Alice by thinking of getting something ‘different’ rather than being a consumer of resources and buying something ‘new’. That gave me the idea of sharing some of our things – what about lending or borrowing a picture or an ornament in our Community Groups. This would give us a feeling of having something different without purchasing yet another ‘thing’ that uses up resources. How do you feel about that? We would learn something about trust too.