Sharing based on ideas of abundance

The Lobethal Community Association has embraced the sustainable lifestyle, sponsoring a bi-monthly produce swap for residents’ home grown fruit and vegetables.

Lobethal Produce Share members Jo Dugan, Carly and Wayne Slape with some of the produce being shared.

The swap is run by the association’s new Sustainability Committee and has been growing in popularity since it began earlier this year.
“The committee has a foundation of three ethics – care of the Earth and soil beneath our feet; care of self, kin and community; and fair share of surplus – living simply so others may simply live,” association chairman Kathryn Featherstone said.
“The Lobethal Produce Share (LPS) is an expression of the three ethics which encourages a sustainable, sharing and ethical lifestyle.
“The LPS began in February this year and has been hugely successful running every first and third Saturday of the month.”

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