Xmas Trees

Xmas Trees

Christmas trees now from Oberon, Hub or home delivered

Xmas Tree OberonHi everyone,

As announced in last week’s newsletter, we will be selling Christmas trees this year – but instead of Duffy’s Forest (who may be short on trees this year), we will be getting them from Oberon instead. Oberon is a small town with some big broccoli growers, as well as the home of Merlino’s Christmas trees. They grow the Monterey variety which is known for straightness and uniformity. Provided they are regularly watered, they keep for 4 weeks.

For every tree sold, Merlino’s plants 2 new trees. Once they reach maturity, they absorb CO2 and help to reduce carbon levels.

A better deal
Because of the lower land cost of Oberon (compared with Duffy’s Forest), the trees end up quite a bit cheaper – and because we now offer both delivery options (Hub pick-up vs home delivery), the cost reduction is pretty significant. Hub pick-up is now viable because each tree is wrapped in netting which means it’s easier to handle and will drop fewer needles.

Xmas trees in potsIn early January, you can have your tree picked up for recycling into mulch. This option costs $15, and prevents your tree from ending up in landfill. Mulching (compared with burning) will significantly reduce the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.

And last but not least, we now also offer a Live Tree option in a pot so you can enjoy your Christmas tree for many years to come (provided you look after it).

And remember: $5 of every tree sold is donated to the Salvos at Ivanhoe to pay for the Christmas dinner for the residents of Ivanhoe, as well as toys for their kids.

So here is the revised deal:

Xmas Trees cost













STAND $40. We also offer a sturdy stand for $40. All prices include GST.

If you’ve missed the order cut-off, you can email your order info@harvesthub.com.au by noon the day prior to your Hub delivery.

Salvos Ivanhoe

Salvos Ivanhoe

Salvos Ivanhoe Nathan

As a Harvest Hub member you are part of a greater mission to support local growers, encourage growing with integrity, a giveback program to community members, reducing waste and part of the Harvest Hub Rethink movement.

The Rethink program is a Harvest Hub initiative and integral in the concept of our Communities – Farmer, Hub member and our surrounding community. In association with Love Food Hate Waste, the Crunch and Sip program, Macquarie Univeristy Sustainability, UWS Open Innovation program Harvest Hub encourage members to consider how we make purchase choices, looking at ways to reducing packaging, recycling, and as a group actively engaged in taking opportunities to educate others about our food management systems.

Every week a Harvest Hub member knows that nothing is wasted. The simple ordering system where you can adapt a bag means that a Harvest Hub member knows that the broken produce goes to Ozharvest who then in turn send it to groups to cook it up.

There is another way we reach out to community groups by dropping off produce left over after the daily divvy and produce markets to local community groups. Amongst these are the Macquarie Ivanhoe Salvos.

Salvos IvanhoeAt Ivanhoe is a community House run by Nathan and his wife Moulds – it is an open house. They daily run workshops, gatherings and a drop- in centre. The Harvest Hub produce from the Macquarie Saturday market they share with over 600 residents living under quite financially challenging times. So Harvest Hub members are able to contribute directly to this community and support them in providing a sensible way to reduce waste.