Updated May 06, 2020

Spare Harvest - The Joy of Sharing

https://www.spareharvest.com

Helen Andrew

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Spare Harvest connects neighbours to neighbours to exchange what they have spare in their kitchens and gardens, unlocking new local resources for sharing.

Spare Harvest is an online community connecting people to exchange spare food and garden resources. Our community is made up of like-minded people who want to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhood. Through our marketplace, our community can share, swap, sell, and source food and garden resources. We are activating dormant, unwanted, and spare items that are ly...
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Spare Harvest is an online community connecting people to exchange spare food and garden resources. Our community is made up of like-minded people who want to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhood. Through our marketplace, our community can share, swap, sell, and source food and garden resources. We are activating dormant, unwanted, and spare items that are lying idle in kitchens and gardens across the world. When we unlock these resources we provide a new source of local food that anyone in the community can access. All the while, creating strong community connections that build resilience during good and challenging times like Covid19.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

We have launched our community and marketplace and tested the concept. We are ready to partner with local governments to activate their community engagement and resilience programs to ensure all residents are supported during Covid19.
Registered in Australia as For-Profitin Australia as For-Profit

Focus Areas:

Communication with Communities, Climate Change and Resilience, Citizen Participation and 6 MoreSEE ALL

Communication with Communities, Climate Change and Resilience, Citizen Participation, Agriculture, Environment, Waste Management, Social and Behavior Change, Biodiversity and Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Australia

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Country Implemented In
3,000
Customers
1
Employee

Problem

Our planet is in trouble. Roughly 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted all the while millions of people are experiencing food insecurity. Households are the biggest consumers of food and one of the biggest wasters of food. Let's more efficiently distribute local food resources, so more people can access them, so they don't end up in landfills were toxic greenhouse gases are produced.

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Solution

Spare Harvest is facilitating local food and garden connections so we can develop sustainable social and environmental ecosystems. It is through these local connections that we build a more efficient and sustainable local food system, reduce our waste by connecting with our food's story and create a more engaged and connected local community. We then replicate these local connections on a global scale, positively impacting our planet and its people.

Target Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of Spare Harvest are the planet and its people. For the planet we reduce toxic greenhouse gases that are produced when organic matter is sent to landfill and create a more efficient local food system that reduces resource waste. For the people, we create a more engaged local community where residents can connect with other like-minded people and grow their social network. We give people the opportunity to develop meaningful social connections.

Mission and Vision

Spare Harvest provides the following impacts: Reduce organic waste by sharing unwanted food and garden resources within a local community. Stronger community engagement. Increased food security by providing hyper-local sources of fresh produce. Sharing of knowledge, tips, and skills. Reduced consumption.

Competitive Advantage

Our biggest difference is our purpose. With a vision of a more connected world where dormant, idle, and spare food and garden resources are used in local communities and not wasted and end up in landfill. We use what is spare in homes across the world to bring more security to our local food systems. What is trash for someone is a treasure for someone else. There is no excuse for wasting food when there so many people experiencing food insecurity. We are a tool that builds community sufficiency where everyone can participate in.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are actively looking to partners with local governments to support their community engagement initiatives during Covid19. We actively support their neighbor to neighbor programs helping them unlock new sources of food that have not been available in the past to help build food security and reilience into their local communities.
Funding Goal50,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted500,000
New Implemented CountriesUnited States
Recruit2 Management and several Community Connectors
New FeatureThe addition of the food and garden business directory to help them connect directly with customer during Covid19.

The Team Behind the Innovation

We are a powerful team of 2. Helen the Chief Connector and young Nick the CTO. Together we work with our community to create a tool that anyone anywhere can use to live a more sustainable life.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Feb 2020
In The News
ORGANIZATIONForward Fooding
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Dec 2018
In The News
Mar 2016
New Country Implemented In
Australia
Mar 2016
Created

Supporting Materials

Spare-Harvest-Community-Welcome-Flyer-orientation-null.pdf