How it works
When you register you can link up with other people taking the challenge in your locality. There’s opportunity to share resources with them.
One fantastic way of involving others in the challenge is to organise a local pot-luck dinner. Pot luck dinners are community meals where everyone brings ‘something local’ along to share. Pot-luck dinners are a great way to start, end and celebrate the week-long challenge.
Part of the challenge process is blogging your goals, successes and challenges (or anything else about your journey!). In this way, you share your learnings and support others. Blog about your week, blog about your day, blog every minute or moment!
Things to remember
The Local harvest Challenge is an experiment for just one week. It is designed so you can ‘test the waters’ of new ways in making good food choices. It’s not the end of the world if you fall short in meeting your goals. Yet at the same time, given it is only a week, it is an opportunity to ‘go hard’ and see what you can achieve. Set your own goals, make them challenging but achievable.
Finding new food alternatives can be a bit of work, but it all becomes easier when we share discoveries and resources together, work together, and are challenged together. You can sign up as an individual, as a household, or as a community group (ie. tennis team, church group, classroom, or form a group specifically for the challenge). By blogging your experience and reading others, you can find out some great ways others have found local food and reconnected with their food.
All good things take time, and some preparation. The first thing you will need to do is look at what you presently feed yourself with and where it comes from. To help with this, we’ve prepared a Food choices audit with some questions and clues to guide you.
You’ll also need to consider what are ‘your rules’. See more at Trade-offs & Exceptions.