At POT we love giving back. We have joined with the global potting community to act locally to help fight hunger and homelessness, by hosting Rosies Table Community Dinners based on The Empty Bowl Project.
The Empty Bowl Project has been a tradition in potting communities for over 25 years. It was started in the early 1990’s in the USA when Lisa Blackburn and John Harton, two high school ceramics teachers, challenged their students to throw 120 bowls. They then used these bowls at the first Empty Bowl luncheon held at the school, charging $5 per bowl to raise funds to fight hunger. The event was a success and others began duplicating it all over the USA and later the world.
At our Rosies Table Community Dinners, POT and the local community will come together to fill beautiful handmade bowls or plates with local, seasonal plant-based soup or salad.
Around our workbench we celebrate our love of handmade pottery, wholefood, great company and giving back. All money raised with the purchase of these bowls will be donated to Rosies, an organisation that works tirelessly to feed the homeless on the Gold Coast.
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