Finding and sharing food sources in your city

A Little Bit About Us

About Caroline

Hi, I’m Caroline the Urban Tucker Woman. I got married in 2012 and wanted to make gluten-free orange and almond cupcakes as our wedding cake. I noticed a house around the corner had a laden orange tree so I knocked on the door and asked if I might have 6 oranges. The owner was a lovely woman who readily agreed. After the cupcakes were made, I have her a box of the cupcakes t express my appreciation. So two people connected in a lovely, mutually generous way. This is what we at Urban Tucker Woman want to encourage in our city.

There is an amazing amount of food grown all over the city in backyards, vacant blocks, and on public land. This is a fantastic resource that sadly gets wasted. People either grow too much food or are not really sure what to do with it. If you find yourself in this situation, or just want to learn to be more resourceful in finding free food, follow Urban Tucker Woman on our city adventures to find luscious fresh food and connect with neighbours and locals.

About Kate

I grew up on a small farm in Harvey, South West of Western Australia. We were some distance from neighbours and the nearest town, so we learned early on to be resourceful. My mother made almost everything from scratch, including her bread. I remember the feeling of great responsibility when mum cornered off a section of her much loved garden, so my sister and I could create our very own vege garden that I had yearned for after watching countless episodes of ‘Burke’s Backyard’! Not only did I learn to appreciate the greatness of growing plants, but I also learnt about not wasting food.

Our Urban Tucker Woman initiative is starting off small but gradually more and more community members are becoming involved and beginning to share their excess produce with neighbours and friends – all contributing to reducing the huge waste of food in our world.

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"Hi Caroline,
This is such a lovely idea to put to use all the produce and food that might be getting wasted. One only has to look around at trees laden with fruit, with no signs of them being picked, to know the waste. Thanks for taking the initiative and doing this, we need to spread the word and get more people to join the sharing."
 
Sherry

"Love the story. You should connect with Danielle at the Urban Co-op in Wittenoon Street East Perth."
 
Big Al