Sustainability in action


Local cafes and Early Learning Centres on the Central Coast are having their food waste collected and fed to chickens. 

Farm visits by staff and children have resulted in high engagement and a lot of enthusiasm about the project. Food waste is sometimes perceived as a real ‘yuk’ subject, but this project totally changes that mindset. It’s a fun way to introduce something people don’t want to talk about and transform it to something people brag about. 

Children especially love following the journey of food. They are very excited to go and visit the chickens where they learn all about cycles and the value of looking after our land and resources wisely. Families and staff also have the opportunity to ‘adopt a chook’ where the farm looks after the chook on their behalf, they receive eggs and are invited to open days.


Supermarkets and grocers need a reliable, consistent collector for their waste bread, fruit & vegetables. Plate to Paddock are able to meet this requirement and have established a network of farmers willing to accept food waste. We take full responsibility for early morning pickups and distribute it to local farms.


Our ever-increasing herd of pigs continues to amaze us with how much food they consume. Tight restrictions on food includes no swill (animal derived products) so we are very selective with the food they receive.

We are always after foods that are high in protein to support their growth.

“I love animals and I love the soil. A project like this is ticking all the right boxes for me. Helping to make things happen for businesses that are practical and fun is what I am all about. It’s making sustainability a reality” Elisabeth Blik.

Plate to Paddock is expanding. We are establishing LOCAL community-based systems in different areas. If you are interested, please contact us.

different areas. If you are interested, please contact us.