A seed was planted in Castlemaine, a small country town in Australia when in 2010 passionate and active community members came together to discuss how we as a community might transition to a future that is less dependent on fossil fuels, more connected and sustainable.
Food featured as a major part of these conversations and from the connections, ideas and skills that were shared, flowed many community initiatives. The Growing Abundance Project was one of these.
We worked hard to bring a range of community members in to the discussion to hear and learn what a strong local food system might look like and referenced models such as Transition Towns, Permaculture and Deep Ecology.
With initial generous support from the Castlemaine Community House as our auspicing body between 2010 and 2014, The Growing Abundance Project Inc became an incorporated not for profit association in 2015.