by morag cook on August 18th, 2020

My local library delivers a beautiful incentive called 'seed swap'. Find it here:
They inspire me. It is activism through sharing genetically unmodified seeds .
'From little things big things grow'. Simple yet effective concept.

by morag cook on August 17th, 2020

As I develop sociological ways of looking at local problems, I find 'think global, act local' to be an important mantra. The implementation of the 'grow free' model was aimed at creating connection in my disparate community. A year later and the grow free continues to connect my local community in a self sustaining manner in Jarrahdale. The share shed, previously discussed in this blog, acts as the 'heart' where people continue to contribute produce in this 'shared economy' where waste becomes a socially connective tool. The result is happy people who are proud of their town and community.
These were the original trolleys. They were unsustainable due to our town lacking in a central business who could look after them. The solution was to construct the 'share shed' which was more secure and permanent. Now the shed is always open. Local people manage the shed on a volunteer basis.

by morag cook on August 17th, 2020

Here are the images from the Jarrahdale Repair cafe. This was an incentive proposed by me to the people of Jarrahdale as a means to foster community  engagement. The Jarrahdale people are skilled 'repairers' and this event was designed to tie them together in this disparate little town. At least 50 items were fixed preventing waste going to landfill. but further to this, people came together for a positive purpose. It was a great feeling.
Images: Jarrahdale Community Collective

by morag cook on December 12th, 2019

 I proposed a repair cafe to the local community group as a means of creating community connection. Here's the interview.
The community loved the idea and many people have already been involved.

by morag cook on December 11th, 2019

In the heart of my local community, I have designed a permanent solution for a grow free trolley to service the community's need for a food share facility.
It is currently being constructed.