'An apartment approach to sustainable food'

Thank you for expressing an interest in the Harvest Collective project!

Harvest Collective in North Sydney is looking for residents from 5 strata apartment buildings to set up an outdoor food garden in a common space area on your property in October/November 2019. Ideally, other residents in your building would be interested in participating in the program also.

The project will give you all the skills and knowledge to set up  a shared food garden, including two half day facilitated workshops (one workshop held on-site)  to help kick start your garden. 

Stage 1 of the EOI process requires you to complete the questions below. This will provide us with more information on who you are and why you want to be involved. Responses to these questions will help determine the 5  buildings who will form the 2019 Harvest Collective Spring group!

Final applications will close on Friday July 26th so don't hesitate to complete the EOI to be a part of the program.

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* 1. Contact Details

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* 2. Age

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* 3. Do you live in a strata apartment building in North Sydney?

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* 4. How many apartments are there in your building?

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* 5. Are you an owner or renter and how long have you lived in the building?

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* 6. Do you have a suitable common space outdoor area which receives a minimum of six hours of sunlight per day and could accommodate some foam and terracotta pots and one or two 1m x 1m raised planter beds?

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* 7. Do you have any additional common area space at your building if residents are interested in expanding the garden in the future?

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* 8. Does your proposed area for a shared food garden have access to a nearby water tap?

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* 9. Do you think there would be interest from other residents in your building to participate in this program?

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* 10. An initial introduction workshop will be held mid-week on October 16th from 6-8 pm. A facilitated 6 hr workshop to kick-start your garden will also be held on-site at each apartment building on one day on the weekend between October 18th and November 10th, 2019 (dates tbc based on participant preference). Residents must be able to attend this 6 hr workshop (9:30am-3:30pm) to participate in this program. The day/date can be chosen by residents (pending availability). An additional 3 hr follow up workshop will be held on Saturday February 1st and is also a compulsory component of the program although not all residents from each building are required to attend the workshop on this day. An optional farm tour to visit three local organic farms in the Sydney area has been scheduled in February.
The final presentation and celebration lunch will be held on Saturday 14th March.

Can you or your fellow neighbours (ideally both) commit to the program and attend the introductory workshop, full day on-site workshop, half day follow up workshop and celebration day?

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* 11. Why are you interested in participating in the Harvest Collective project?

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* 12. What do you hope to achieve with the knowledge and skills gained in the Harvest Collective project?

Thank you for your application.
Applications close on Friday 30 November, 2018.

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