What we do
At SHIFT, we do sustainable living. And we do it every day, in every way possible. Our members are committed to walking what they talk by living low impact, low consumption lives that are grounded in the local community. We love where we live, and want future generations to have the same opportunity to enjoy Hurstbridge’s beautiful surroundings as we do.
Workshops and events
We host workshops in all-things sustainable living, from seed starting and compost-making, through to sustainable crafts and reducing your home energy consumption. We also run community awareness and engagement campaigns on important topics like community recycling. Find out what’s happening at SHIFT by visiting our Workshops and Events page, or checking out our community projects below.
Edible Hub & SHIFT Community Projects
SHIFT works in partnership with the Edible Hub community garden to deliver a range of programs around food, community, and sustainability. Check out some of our regular events and programs below.
Edible Hub Community Garden
SHIFT partners with the Edible Hub community garden to deliver workshops and events in food growing, food sustainability, and all things food gardening. The garden is open to the public and welcomes community members to pick produce and share in the bounty.
Food Swap & Share
The Edible Hub community garden holds a food share event twice a month. Join us between 10 and 11 am on every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Bring along your surplus produce, or if there’s not much going on in the garden just bring yourself. Everyone is welcome, and you don’t have to be a grower to come along.
Food is Free
Homegrown food and other items leftover from each food swap & share are placed on the Food is Free table for everyone in the community to access. The Food is Free project is a worldwide movement dedicated to increasing food security and community cohesion through access to nutritious, healthy food.
The Hurstbridge Hub is home to one of the beautiful Home Harvest seed libraries, managed by the Edible Hub garden team. Community members are able to borrow seeds from the library, grow out the plants, then harvest seed to donate back to the library next season. Volunteers are always needed to help fold and fill seed packets for the library.
Nillumbik Repair Cafe is a partnership between SHIFT and members of the Women’s Leadership and Connections Program. It’s a place you can bring broken items to receive a new lease on life, diverting them from landfill and helping create a circular economy.