Food swaps are events where people get together at an agreed location, date and time to share and swap locally grown surplus backyard produce through gifting or exchange. Dozens of food swaps operate across Adelaide and South Australia. Check with your local swap directly about how it is run.
Community Fruit & Veg Swap - West Croydon, Adelaide
How to Set Up and Run a Food Swap
Guide to establishing and running a food swap produced by the City of Charles Sturt and based on the experience of the West Croydon swap:
Food Exchange Facebook Groups
There are Facebook groups where you can access and directly exchange or trade surplus food, including:
Food is Free
Adelaide Community Food Network
You can also find, or list excess produce on RipeNear Me
In Todmorden UK, citizens have mapped all the backyard egg producers:
Community fridges work on a similar basis to Grow Free carts – leave what you can, take what you need. There are special considerations around safety and management, particularly for items that require refrigeration.
How to Set Up a Community Fridge
About Community Fridges
Little Free Pantry
Community Fridge, Auckland, NZ
Community Fridge, Galdakao, Spain
Community Fridge, Brixton, UK
Community Fridge, Frome, UK
Community Cupboard, Winnigpeg, US
Repair Cafes N Fixit Clinics
Repair Cafes and Fixit Clinics let people learn how to mend and repair in a social setting, bring those with stuff that needs fixing together with those who have the skills to do so, and share their knowledge with others:
Adelaide Repair Cafe (SA)
Launching in 2018, the Adelaide Repair Cafe is currently seeking volunteer fixers and menders.
Adelaide Bike Kitchen (SA - new location TBA)
Reb Rowe & Joey Fagan talk about the Adelaide Bike Kitchen's initiatives in repair/maintenance work and building custom bikes at Adelaide Maker Faire
Bendigo Repair Cafe (VIC)
Bower Repair Cafe (NSW)
Established in Sydney in 2014, Repair Cafes are held at Marrickville and Paramatta, as well as operating a mobile service. Cafes also have themes, such as timber, small electricals and bike repair.
St Kilda Repair Cafe (VIC)
Farnham UK's Repair Cafe
Global Surveys of Repair Cafes and Hackerspaces - Research Summary
Stop Throwing Your Broken Stuff Out. Go to a Repair Cafe and Fix It Yourself - Big Think