Moving ahead with Grow Lightly

We invite all who have an interest in local food for local people and in the future of Grow Lightly in Commercial Street to come to a meeting in the Community Meeting Room, (next to the Library) 12.30 Sunday, 25 August.

Have a cuppa and nibbles with us, find out more about all the things we do, and be there for a discussion from 1 to 3pm.
If you are a grower, or hope to grow for us in the future, please stay for a bit longer – we have special information for growers which we will keep until then!

Recently a report on climate change and land use, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), tells us that it will be impossible to keep global temperatures at safe levels unless there is also a transformation in the way the world produces food and manages land.
Grow Lightly, with its army of volunteers, has been working on ways of boosting local food and consumption for about fourteen years. Maybe you’ve been involved – by buying a weekly vegiebag, or ordering bulk produce online, or attending a cooking or gardening workshop or some other activity at the Food Hub near Coal Creek, or shopping at a market stall or in the Grow Lightly Green Grocer, in Korumburra’s main street.
It is almost a year since Grow Lightly took its green grocer business to Commercial Street. In that time we have added many more growers, expanded our range of produce, increased sales and created a new, vibrant and welcoming community centre into the heart of Korumburra. We have appointed wonderful staff and are really proud of their what they are doing. In short we are proud of what we have achieved.

But the Commercial Street shop faces an uncertain future. We have tried at all times to offer our produce at affordable prices and pay our producers well. However other costs are such that the future of the shop is in doubt. Without the main street premises many of our other projects will also be in doubt. We have a number of options but we really need to hear from the Korumburra community about how we can attract broader help to secure the future of the Commercial street shop. We invite all who have an interest in local food for local people and in the future of Grow Lightly in Commercial Street to come to a meeting in the Community Meeting Room, (next to the Library) 12.30 Sunday, 25 August. Have a cuppa and nibbles with us, find out more about all the things we do, and be there for a discussion from 1 to 3pm.
If you are a grower, or hope to grow for us in the future, please stay for a bit longer – we have special information for growers which we will keep until then!
Everyone is welcome. We need your ideas and help.
Please RSVP to Suzi, shop@growlightly.com.au .