Community involvement

We like to share what we do to spread the love. 
Creating connection is so important to our planet. Connection to people, 
connection to earth, connection to the plants & animals.
It really is the little things we do every day that make an impact. Those small acts of conscious caring
ripple out to the edges of the world and multiply.

It all starts with us

If you would like to connect with us please reach out.

Contributing to causes that are making a difference
Supporting those who support the environment is a small thing we can do to make a difference. A percent of all profits at Desert Shadow are donated to different causes that focus on our Native Australian environment and its inhabitants..... Native animals.
Unfortunately, Australia doesnt have the best track record for endangered species which includes plants and animals, so we think it is so important to contirbute.


​This project works to reclaim & rehabilitate rain forest areas in the North East of Australia. The reclaiming of land through buybacks is the best and most efficient way to ensure our native rain forests remain untouched and are not consumed by development & agriculture. Currently they are working hard to save pockets of the Daintree Rain forest which is one of the oldest rain forests on the planet.

They also work together with the Orangutan Information Centre in Sumatra. We love the fact they support our neighbouring countries that need assistance & support.

Desert Shadow donates monthly to support this amazing organisation save our habitat. If you would like to read more about this cause please click on the Rain forest 4 Picture to the right where you will be taken to the Rainforest 4 website.​

Showing up & taking action
Taking action to live and walk a little lighter on the planet doesnt take that much. It is the small things you can do every day as an individual that can make an impact. Simply by leading by example and spreading your knowledge within the community in a loving way we can all make a difference. Saying no to plastic bags is one small part but there are many other ways we at Desert Shadow take action to be gentler on the planet..
How do we take action at Desert Shadow?
Not wasting food, composting, growing food & insect loving plants, letting the snails, slugs & bugs eat a little of what we grow, shopping locally at growers markets & farmers markets, choosing organic, being minimal and consuming less 'things', buying secondhand from op shops and flea markets, re using and re purposing, walking and not driving, flushing every 2nd time (with reason), turning lights off and not using heaters or air conditioners are just a few things we do to reduce our impact. 
If you are a light walker or wish to become one you can join us on our facebook group where we discuss tips not only for our products but also for discussing ways of taking action.

How do we show up at Desert Shadow?
Joining the Northern Beaches community Clean Up Crew once every 2 months. 
Volunteering at the gardening days at the community garden every fortnight.
Re purposing items found on the street verge collections.
Buying only what we need and use at work


Stand up & Speak up
Standing up for what you feel strongly about is so important. We Stand up and speak out about the following causes that are important to our hearts.
How do we Stand up and speak up at Desert Shadow?
We follow many causes that are taking action against injustices to people & planet and contribute by donating money and by showing up at rallies and protests. Numbers and voices are noticed so we feel it our duty as members of the community to show up and speak up with love and heart.

Here are just a few causes we love 

You can click on each cause to be taken to their websites to find out more:
Rain Forest 4
Save our Coast
Stop the Cull. Save our Sharks
Stop dirty palm oil
WA Forrest Alliance
Margaret River environment centre

Community Garden
Gardening is what it is all about!
Having your own vegies growing in the garden is one of the best things you can do for the environment.
You can feed your vegies with compost that you make from your kitchen scraps. Compost makes the plants grow super healthy, strong & tasty.  It is the ultimate in taste and there is nothing better than grounding yourself by digging in the dirt.
We are members at our local community garden In Freshwater, NSW. Every fortnight we have a garden busy bee and harvest communal goodies from the garden.

Last Spring ( 2019 ) we decided to split the native bee hive because they were getting a bit crowded in there. Tomas built the native bees 2 new homes from scrap wood that our Cabinet maker neighbour gave us. They are super cosy and loving their new homes ( you can see them in the picture to the right ). Native bees are little sweeties, we don't harvest any of their honey we keep them so they can spread the love around the garden and pollinate our garden beds.