Community Gardens – Bringing sustainability to life


Most of you would have heard of Stephanie Alexander and her kitchen garden foundation which teaches kids to get their hands dirty and learn how to grow, harvest and prepare fresh organic seasonal food.

Well I thought I would share an initiative run by my cousin Scott Rogasch and his business partner Justin Westhoff and their company Forage Supply Co (and ‘yes it’s the Justin Westhoff that plays for Port Power, but we won’t hold that against him). They are both local Barossa Valley lads and share a common passion and a mission to drive awareness of sustainable lifestyle choices.

The world’s population is growing every day and the earth contains a finite amount of resources when we consume too much. So it’s vital we play our part to restore balance and protect the world we live in. A great way of encouraging sustainable practices is through foraging for natural materials. The foraging movement represents only taking the food and material resources we need. It’s also knowing where our food comes from.

Forage Supply Co aims to empower the public to make small, but important changes in their everyday lives that will positively impact the environment for future generations.

Not only do they produce and donate meals to the homeless at the Hutt Street Centre, they have now teamed up with the Tanunda Lutheran School to launch and build their first school-based ‘Community Garden’ . The Community Garden is designed to help the students learn about sustainable practices and get access to healthier food at recess and lunch. If the launch of their first Community Garden is successful then their ambition is to continue growing more gardens in local schools.

Teaching our kids the value of good healthy food and preserving our environment in a sustainable way can only be a good thing…

I encourage you to have a look at their website and see what they are all about.

If you are interested in helping them along with their first Community Garden then please go to: