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Byron Shire
January 17, 2022

A little winter exchange in Federal

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Do you have some extra citrus, tomatoes or other crops and produce you are keen to exchange with other like minded growers? The Winter Federal Exchange will be running again on Saturday August 3 from 10am at Federal Park giving locals the chance to swap and share food from their gardens.

‘We all swap a reflection of what we’ve brought along, and once thats done, we share the abundance that remains. Eggs, honey, bulbs, ornamentals, natural weaving materials, manure, worm juice and fruit, veggies and more are all very welcome,’ Sid one of the organisers Dominique Matus.

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The cash free event has been running for three years and takes place by the playground, so the kids can play while produce and gardening tips are exchanged

‘The tables are undercover so our event goes ahead rain, hail or shine! We are volunteer run, community minded and all are very welcome to join whether you have a huge garden, or have just planted a few herbs,’ said Dominique.

‘We aim to show our children a sustainable way of sharing our produce and creating lasting ties within our community.’

Winter is especially good for citrus and pumpkins, greens and tomatoes and it is also a good opportunity to exchange local seed varieties and cuttings that are well adapted to this region.


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