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Spare Harvest

Let's connect and share what we have spare in our homes with each other and build community sufficiency.

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Spare Harvest is a global online P2P community that brings people together to exchange what we have spare in our homes with our local community.  It's a tool that anyone anywhere can use to build community sufficiency rather than individualistic self-sufficiency. 

There are so many people already experiencing food insecurity, financial stress, and loneliness, this Covid-19 crisis will only exacerbate their situation and increase the number of people who will become vulnerable.

There are many homes across the world that have spare, unwanted and idle resources that they could share with their community.  Let's use these items to connect us and build community resilience.

Now is the time when we need to come together not separate from each other.  To show compassion and kindness and support each other.  

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https://www.spareharvest.com

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I shared some homegrown mandarins with Natasha and received a beautiful message that is was the only fresh fruit her daughters was going to have in her lunchbox that week.

The smallest and simplest items that we consider unwanted, spare or idle can make a massive difference to someone else's life.  I know now longer wonder how what I don't need anymore could be used, I simply list it on the Spare Harvest marketplace and hope that someone will use it.

I have also sourced items from other members for my garden and kitchen, saving me money.  Throughout all these exchanges I had the pleasure to meet some amazing like-minded people who have shared a conversation with me and at times taught me how to be a better gardener.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Social media.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

The focus has been on what not to do, we need to have more communication on what we can do.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The information should be available to everyone as Covid-19 does not discriminate but messages should be relevant to each local area.

In what city are you located?

Sunshine Coast

In what country are you located?

Australia

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