On the trail of a bargain

Co-ordinator Rebecca Foster, deputy Lord Mayor Rob Butler and Perth City Farm office manager Paula Eveans.www.communitypix.com.au d427650
Co-ordinator Rebecca Foster, deputy Lord Mayor Rob Butler and Perth City Farm office manager Paula Eveans.www.communitypix.com.au d427650

The initiative, which starts on October 25, involves simultaneous garage sales across the country and encourages people to de-clutter, reuse, meet their neighbours and make some money.

Farm market co-ordinator Rebecca Foster asked vendors to come down and share their market space for the worthwhile initiative.

‘It represents everything we stand for ” sustainability, reusing things, not consuming new products and community,’ Ms Foster said.

‘It is being run alongside our Saturday farmers market and there is enough space for the community to come and hold a space with us for a $5 donation, which will go back into running the farm.’

The East Perth-based farm is an urban community garden, education and network centre, which operates on sustainable living principles.

Deputy Lord Mayor Rob Butler said the City of Perth was getting behind the initiative and invited people to use the public area.

‘A lot of people see the city of Perth as glass boxes, big cranes and roads, but we are community orientated and I think the Perth City Farm is a great space and is totally under-utilised,’ Cr Butler said.

‘The more community groups that can see this place and use it the better.’

For more information, visit www.perthcityfarm.org.au.