.

By Casey Neill

Grown too much of a good thing? Swap it.
The Keysborough Res School Community Swap has been giving gardeners a chance to share their excess produce for the past few years.
No money changes hands.
Regular attendee Gaye Guest said fruit and veg were the focus, but non-green thumbs brought along other household items to exchange.
“We bring along anything that we don’t want anymore,” she said.
“At the end, we pack up the leftover items and take them home or to the op shop.”
Ms Guest said that participating really got her thinking about where her food was coming from and the environmental footprint from its travel.
Items ideal for swapping include fruit and vegetables, potted plants, seedlings and cuttings, eggs, home-made preserves, honey, bottles and jars, baked goods, and garden and cooking magazines and books.
Attendees have brought along home-made soaps, crocheted scarves, and small portions of products bought in bulk.
“These things are about bringing people together and sharing knowledge as well,” she said.
Noble Park Community Centre Garden Club meets at the Memorial Drive centre each Friday from 9am.
Starting on Friday 28 April, a Home Grown Swap Day for fruits and vegetables will run from 10.30am to 11.30am.
A Noble Park Community Centre staff member will be on hand to ensure the swap runs smoothly.
The idea is to share food, create friendships, build stronger communities and reduce waste.
Call 9547 5801 or email info@nobleparkcommunitycentre.org.au for more information about the Noble Park swap.
The Keysborough Res School Community Swap takes place from 10am to 11am on the fourth Saturday of each month.
It’s held at the Resurrection School Keysborough productive gardens, next to Keysborough Freedom Club.
Enter via the driveway, next to the retirement village at 414-418 Corrigan Road, Keysborough.
Visit www.facebook.com/groups/rscommunityfoodswap to get involved.
Get food swap savvy:
1. Bring along quality home-grown produce you don’t need – save it from going to waste and pick up something you do need.
2. Chat with other gardeners to share advice.
3. No money changes hands.

More News

 A missing 90-year-old woman was last seen in Springvale. Police are appealing for public help to find New South ...

The disused Maralinga Primary School is a pile of rubble, despite a push from parents and councillors to reopen the ...

...

Greater Dandenong Council will chip in $25,000 to help tackle problem gambling. Councillors approved the contribution to the Alliance for Gambling ...

A Dandenong teen is delving into the dark side of human nature through poetry. Iffat Abbsar, known as Effy, performed ...

Dandenong North students took on the world at a robotics competition in Denmark. The Roborannas from Wooranna Park Primary School ...

Latest Sport

The Dandenong Basketball Association has announced that Tayla Roberts has signed with the Jayco Rangers for the 2017-18 WNBL season. ...

The Dandenong Women’s Cricket Club (DWCC) and the Dandenong Cricket Club (DCC) have announced that they will officially merge ...

TAC CUP (FUTURES ROUNDS) REVIEW – ROUND 10 The Dandenong Stingrays have survived a late rally by the Murray Bushrangers to claim ...