The Veggie Empire, based on Beales Road Farm in Greensborough, are a community based food system. Their work contributes not only to our regular menu as they supply us with many of our seasonal vegetables, but to the wider community: their solid work supports people with disabilities to develop urban agricultural skills and community connection.
The Veggie Empire help us keep our side of the street clean by taking all of our food waste away for their worm farms which helps the quality of the land they grow on, and in return, they bring us local, fresh, seasonal veggies.
Here For Ya, Mate is a community led initiative of kindness that focuses on human interactions and true philanthropy.
Their vision is to spread kindness - and their ethos is simple. You can do this by flashing a smile, painting a rock, sending a card to someone who you know needs some support.
Cards are available for a gold coin donation at Earthbound, as well as locally made earrings - the whole sale goes back into the community when we hear someone needs some love. We use the funds raised to take boxes of produce and meals to families who need it.
We have held high teas, fundraisers and had reiki, massage, henna tattooing, tarot and all manner of other things at Earthbound to raise funds for families doing it tough - and we'll always be planning something more.
Wild Timor Coffee was founded in 2012 by Shannon, Cameron, Tom P and Tom M.
Soldiers in the Australian Army, they were deployed to Timor-Leste with their comrades as peacekeepers to help with stabilisation in the troubled times of that era.
The boys developed friendships with the village people in their area, and were indignant at the poor treatment they received- especially exploitation at the hands of coffee brokers, who offered far less than was fair for an excellent product.
Wild Timor Coffee was formed as a means of buying the coffee at a good price. The green coffee bean was duly paid for and shipped to Australian shores. With the amazing support of friends and strangers alike, they established our brand in Melbourne and opened our first café- Wild Timor Coffee Coburg.
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is set on 153 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, nestled in the tranquillity of the Macedon Ranges.
Edgar’s seeks to provide shelter and care for homeless, abused, injured and abandoned animals - and works to find permanent homes for them, with their policy to ‘rescue, rehabilitate, and regime whenever possible.’ Edgar’s Mission seeks to promote compassion through education, outreach, advocacy, and community enrichment.
Literally our mum and dad. Sassy Sister is the love child of Manda Furlong and Rob Mitchell, and is the most decadent blueberry liquor you will ever experience.
Manda and Rob live and breathe Bilyara Springs, a Trust for Nature property in the pristine Strathbogie Ranges, committed to restoring the land to its natural state and providing a safe home for our native animals who have been rescued.
We stock this fabulous liqueur in our bar - perfect alone as a slow sip, or in a glass of Prosecco!
Little Urchins are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, protection and release of native Australian wildlife - they are entirely self funded, and we help in their journey by providing a tip jar on our counter which is regularly counted and sent to them, and by providing the wall space for photographs of the urchins themselves - sales go directly to Little Urchins, Earthbound Bolton take no commission.
Only 36% of young indigenous people at Year 5 level in remote areas are at or above national reading level - compared to the literacy levels of non-indigenous students of the same age at 96%.
Apart from the historical, health, social, and educational disadvantage issues, many remote communities don’t have many, if any, books. Most of the remote communities that we work with report there are fewer than five books in family homes.
ILF's approach to raising literacy levels starts at a community level with Book Supply.
Donations to our ILF tip jar contribute to the regular donations that we are privileged to make - helping to close the blatant literacy gap.
Berry Street helps children, young people and families impacted by abuse, violence and neglect. Berry street are committed to no small tasks; providing safe homes for children who have experienced trauma and helping them to heal and learn, building stronger families, speaking out for childhood, and supporting adults who grew up in Victorian institutions by delivering counselling, support and record searches.
Your generous tips to our Berry Street tip jar contributes to our regular donations directly to them - assisting families and young people from all walks of life in Australia.
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The Earthbound team wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that we live and work on, and we pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging. We strive to continue learning, building and working together on land that always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.