25 February 2010

Where we're at...

Originally posted 2nd September 2008

Quite a few hours and a few meetings later we are now at the stage where we are facing one of the biggest hurdles...supply. There are relatively few organic farms on the coast that can supply us with what we are looking for.

One idea that we are currently exploring is growing our own....enough to support all members of FIG and their families with supplementation from local farms.

This can be done with a combination of FIG members utililising their own backyards to grow food as well as utilising privately owned land that has been generously offered to us for our own use.

There have been a few local landowners who have generously offered FIG the use of their properties for growing etc. To reduce the risk for FIG members and private landowners we are considering growing our basic intensive annuals on privately owned properties and are in the process of finding publicly owned/funded land to develop with longer term plants and perrenials or a permaculture based system.


Originally posted September, 2008

· To provide affordability and accessibility to safe, nutritious, fresh, whole food to people in our community.

· To create relationships with and support our local farmers and businesses.

· To reduce our carbon and environmental footprint by buying/growing local, buying/growing organic/biodynamic produce, buying in bulk and storing foods (dry goods).

NOTE: An order for bulk, dry goods will be made in October....please go to http://www.pulse-cc.blogspot.com/

· To educate and share knowledge and wisdoms with each other in relation to recycling, reusing (ie: using our own food containers), long term food storage, food preparation, nutrition, permaculture, organics/biodynamics and healthy sustainable living.

· For members to participate and volunteer at all levels.

Expressions of Interest - all are welcome to join

Originally posted September 2008

If you would like access to fresh, organic food....local to the central coast AND/OR you would like to become a member....please register your interest at fig.centralcoast@gmail.com.

We would also love to hear from growers (backyard/commercial) who can supply us with safe, unsprayed fresh food.

In the beginning...

Originally posted on 20th August, 2008

Welcome to our new blogspot FIG-Food Integrity Group.

The idea of FIG came together when a small group of people realised there was a larger demand within the local community for fresh, affordable organic/biodynamic produce.This created a start for a few informal meetings and a basic survey to gather an idea of exactly what the majority of people were looking for.

It has now evolved into a more formal group of 7 core ‘members’ who have put together the following charter and outline of a proposed collective community buying/growing group.

As we grow in awareness of the fragility of the current system of food production and food distribution and its consequential damage to the environment our health and community, FIG aims to promote/support/grow food that decreases the stress on the environment and ultimately the stress on our health and community through education and the provision of fresh/dried organic, local, homegrown/community/locally grown affordable food.