Garden of Goodness

3232 meals donated through Garden of Goodness during #MarketWeek Adelaide

Posted by on September 9, 2014

From the 2nd to the 7th of September it was Market Week in the Adelaide Central Market (ACM). Aimed at inviting the community to rediscover the Market, the ACM collaborated with traders, producers and small businesses to provide the community with tours, cooking classes, tastings, super specials, music and much more!

Of course OzHarvest Adelaide was part of the fun! We installed our beautiful Garden of Goodness where market visitors could ‘plant’ a Vegie Card into our garden beds for every donation made or merchandise sold. Our wonderful volunteers shared the OzHarvest love and encouraged the festival-goers to help fight food waste by donating and planting their own veggies to represent the meals they saved. The Garden of Goodness started completely empty at the first day of the festival, but after four days the ‘garden’ grew significantly!

For every donation or merchandise sold $1 represents two meals that OzHarvest can rescue. Thanks to all the generous donations of the market visitors by the end of day four we could rescue 3,232 meals!

What better way to celebrate the first week of Spring!