How Have You Reduced Your Use?

The end of the month marks the end of Plastic Free July. At Harvest, Plastic Free Launceston has been delivering informative activities for the month of July offering useful tips and sharing skills on reducing plastic use in everyday living, such as making plastic-free household and self cleaning products, beeswax wraps and composting. This Saturday… Read more

Making Bees Wax Wraps

Bees are fantastic little creatures. They make honey, wax and pollinate without payment or reward. In recent years beeswax wraps have become popular means to store food as an alternative to single use plastic wrap. Last Saturday Harvest patrons made their own beeswax wraps as part of Plastic Free July. To make beeswax wraps all… Read more

Simple Tips for Reducing Single-Use Plastic in Your Home

Plastic Free July has landed at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market with the first activity hosted for marketgoers on Saturday 6 July. Plastic Free Launceston, a volunteer working group of Tamar Natural Resource Management, had display items and demonstrations on various ways individuals and households can reduce their use of plastics, with emphasis on household… Read more

Plastic Free July @ Harvest Launceston

PLASTIC FREE JULY KNOWHOW Not all plastics or ways to reduce the impacts of plastics are equal. A key way to reduce plastic use is a little knowledge and action. There are a host of different ways to know your plastics. Plastics can be numbered, described as soft or rigid, or single-use verses multi-use. Ninety-five… Read more

Plastic Free July 2019

Plastic Free July is nearly here again. Last year Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market undertook the challenge to reduce plastic use. It as was a great conversation starter, idea generator and many stallholders got involved. This involvement has led to sustained changes. Some previous Plastic Free July actions have included Erinvale Farm undertaking the standout… Read more

Going FOGO

FOGO stands for Food Organic Garden Organic and its trademark green bins are hitting the mainstream at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. Patrons and stallholders have quickly embraced – guided by our able team of knowledgeable volunteers – the concept and this means that very little of rubbish generated by the market is going… Read more

Climate change, bees and honey 

Honey is not only delicious but bees’ pollination services are estimated to equate to 6 billion dollars annually to the Australian economy. Overall, bees are an amazing species. From speaking with the Honey Tasmania stallholders I learnt that each bee only produces one-quarter of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime.   If you have… Read more

Volunteers Make Harvest Happen

It is Harvest Volunteer Aprons galore at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this month as we all say a very big thank you to all our volunteers and celebrate National Volunteer Week. It is the signature Harvest apron that identifies Harvest volunteers so please take some time to stop and express your gratitude to them… Read more

Pick of the Flix

Stop take a big breathe of the wonderful fresh Tasmanian autumn air and join the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday to celebrate the best of Tasmanian food and culture, support our local film festival and meet the people who care for our children and are seeking foster homes for children in need. There… Read more

Agriculture and climate change … its complicated

Climate change is already affecting what we grow, eat, and drink. The contribution of agriculture and the impacts are complicated and anyone could be confused. Surrounding climate change and agriculture are terms like ‘food miles’, ‘soil carbon’, ‘carbon farming’, ‘carbon footprint’, and so on… Added to the mix are debates on which foods, drinks, agricultural… Read more