Volunteers are the heart and lifeblood of SAGE

They make it possible for SAGE to achieve its mission to create and support a NSW South Coast sustainable fair food economy and food sovereignty for local communities.

Volunteering is good for you, and good for our community!

We are currently looking for more volunteers to join the SAGE Community Food Program group and the SAGE Garden Site Maintenance group.

Please read on to see how you can help. 

A few hours on Wednesday for the Community Food Program group 

The SAGE Community Food Program donates fresh produce to local welfare groups such as the Moruya Women and Children’s Refuge, the Moruya Youth Refuge, people in need through the local Anglicare office and several other organisations.

The produce is grown in raised beds in the SAGE Garden in Moruya, and SAGE volunteers maintain, plant and water the beds and pick and deliver the produce.

When the program started there were many volunteers but in recent times the group has dwindled to only two regulars, which is not enough to keep up the growing and deliveries. Sadly, welfare groups have received very few deliveries from SAGE this year.

Alda Rudzis coordinates the food program and she is hoping to start a weekly Wednesday morning group to water and maintain the beds so that the program can once again regularly supply fresh food to people in need.

The group will meet every Wednesday for only 1 & 1/2 hours from 9am at the SAGE Garden in Moruya. The first meeting will be next Wednesday to build on the great work the Sunday working bee volunteers finished last weekend to weed, plant and mulch the garden beds.    

Alda says, “2019-2020 has been a difficult year for many people in our district. A small regular contribution of only a few hours of your time would mean a lot to many people.”

You are welcome to just turn up on Wednesday morning at 9am at the SAGE Garden, Queen Street Street Moruya, or if you can help or would like more information, please phone Alda on 0403 3314 998 or email alda.rudzis@y7mail.com

A few hours once a month (or less!) mowing at the SAGE Garden 

The mowing team has said farewell to a few volunteers over the last year which has increased the load on the remaining members of the maintenance crew.

Currently,  five volunteers mow on a weekly roster during spring/summer, and each person is only rostered on about 1 to 2 hours every fifth week. Whipper snipping is also needed regularly. In the colder months, mowing is fortnightly, so your commitment is less frequent.

SAGE has a ride- on mower and FREE ride on mower training is provided!

Adrian Cram coordinates the site maintenance and would love to add a few new faces to the crew.

Adrian is giving a thank you shoutout to the current dedicated crew who have been manicuring the SAGE grounds for many years.

“It’s the collective group of members working behind the scenes that make SAGE strong”, said Adrian.

If you can help or would like more information, please phone Adrian on

0425 712 298 or email wendrian1@ipstarmail.com.au

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