A group of volunteers for Hillston Waste Not Want Not (WNWN) left early the last Friday morning of January, headed for local farmer,Tim Watson’s farm to pick watermelons. It proved good fun and exercise for the group who collected 10 crates of melons weighing 4-12 kg each in an hour and a half! Obviously, young or older -age is no barrier to participating.
These photos show the volunteers, Steve Chapman, Bill Kocks, Max Sartor , Don Woods, Joe Rose, Pat and Joy Gannon, Lou Revelant, John Sheridan and Freddie Craig, still smiling despite heat and the weight of the melons! Another Men's Shed and Uniting Church member, John Kirton was also present earlier in the morning.
WNWN in Hillston is an active enterprise,mostly running itself as farmers are keen to donate their left over produce rather than see it go to waste. Sometimes,as here, and depending on what it is, the food needs to be collected from the field but most other times the farmers themselves arrange for produce to be sent direct to Foodbank.