Every so often we will introduce you to some of our amazing volunteers who we owe so much to. This is their story...
1). How long have you been volunteering with Food Is Free Inc?
I’ve been volunteering with FIF since May 2016.
2). What is your favourite thing about Ballarat?
Ballarat has a way of surprising you. It’s full of creative people and there are
always interesting and progressive initiatives popping up.
3). Who or what inspires you?
My parents, my partner and friends are constantly inspiring me. And the FIF
Laneway keeps me inspired in a range of ways, including my own
gardening/growing, sharing, cooking, and improving my waste management.
4). What is your favourite food?
I love all the food! But my favourite cuisine is Japanese.
5). If you were a vegetable, what would you be?
I’d be a pumpkin for sure!
6). Do you have family, and/or pets? Describe your household.
I live in Soldiers Hill with my rabbit, Olaf (who is my personal composter). My
partner Bren is a carer for his mum and is here when he can.
7). What do you do to relax?
I garden and tend to my ever-growing indoor plant collection while listening to
podcasts. I have a serious podcast and indoor plant addiction!
8). Do you have any hobbies?
I have a range of hobbies. Gardening, gardening/indoor plant blogging
(www.botanikel.wordpress.com), photography, and I have a small business
making planter pots called Brutanik.
9). What does community mean to you?
It’s people coming together from a range of backgrounds, pooling resources to
establish something sustainable.
10). If you could change one thing in the world to help the planet/humanity,
what would it be?
If we could all be more mindful of what we take (time, footprint, money,
products, fast fashion/food) and what we give. (reusing/recycling, growing,
sharing, kindness, money, time). Balancing, evaluating and taking control of the
way we live, and the impact we have on others could make epic changes.