Let's co-create a Community Farmers Market

$705 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 16 people in 6 months
Created January 30, 2019
Help us to create food security in the foothills of the Dandenongs. By supporting this project you will be supporting real food access for the community and true local artist. 

Our goal is to create a non-for-profit farmers market in Ferntree Gully, that has a sustainable approach. We’re also in the process of building veggie boxes for our community garden. The produce from these gardens will be shared amongst the community. 

We feel that in and around Ferntree Gully there is a lack of fresh fruit and veggie grocers. There are also no farmers markets around the foothills of the Dandenongs. This market will bring life, inspiration and fresh local produce to our extended community. 

We will offer:
*Support to local farmers and producers that use minimal chemicals and respect nature. To insure this we spend our spare time visiting farms to get a sense of their ethics.
*Support to our local artists, musicians and healers.  Our markets will be interactive with live music, live art and workshops on sustainable living and health.
*A monthly meet up space at the market for small local producers to come together and share their resources. 
*An active and constant advertising campaign and Low Fees for stall holders.  
*Veggie gardens that are shared amongst our community.

Who are we: 
We are a couple that are passionate about growing food, eating good quality organic produce and inspiring others to get on the food revolution bandwagon. We love creating spaces that bring community together for a common purpose. For that reason, 4 months ago we founded IFTI Community Hub , a non-for profit venture with the aim of empowering our community. We are a venue and co-working space with a strong focus on wellbeing, sustainability, arts and science. And now we want to create the Seed of Life Farmers Market and Community gardens.

We invite you to co-create this community project with us. So far we have used our own funds, but in order to move forward we'd love some support from our local community. Your support will enable us to keep going strong and fulfill our vision of expanding our community garden and creating our new farmers market. Any donation, big or small will be much appreciated.

Only if we raise enough awareness can we keep our local producers interested in coming. We must run a strong marketing campaign to ensure we get enough foot traffic on the day of market: creating multiple outdoor banners to place on main roads, lot's of flyers and online advertising. For the market day we will also need to purchase communal tables and marquees for rain or shine.  

Where your funds will go:
The costs of promoting the farmers market and infrastructure for the day
*4x big outdoor banners- $400
*4x A-Frames- $400
*A2's A4's A5's Flyers- $200
*Online advertising- $100 ongoing
*2x big sun shade sales- $100 
*2x Marquee- $400 
*2x fold out tables and chairs- $150

We are looking to create raised beds for communal veggie plots which require timber, compost and irrigation supplies.
*30 x 3m redwood sleepers- $900
*10m3 organic compost- $550
*Minerals- $100
*Irrigation supplies- $200

All up we are wanting to raise $3500
This is literally the minimum of resources for what we want to create.

Hi! We are Bella and Tomas and we love growing food, supporting local growers and community.
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Here are some shots of our 2-months old community garden:
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Here is a shot of the community hub open day:
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Thank you for reading and for your contribution to this noble cause! :)

For more info on our progress and farmers market dates please visit us at-
https://www.facebook.com/solfarmersmarket/ 
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$705 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 16 people in 6 months
Created January 30, 2019
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