I am a secondary teacher of 20 years experience. I was gifted some beeswax wraps by a colleague a number of years ago when I was at the beginning of my sustainability journey. The wraps lasted 12 months and when it was time to replace them my husband suggested that I could try making some. And so my business was born.
The Grove 3429 is reference to my address in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. I am a proud and active community member and also a passionate environmentalist with the belief that when all of us make small changes, big changes result. We are all in charge of the choices we make and when many of us are making choices that benefit our environment, we see positive results.
I am also a promoter of the power of educating and fostering sustainable habits in our youth. These people will be the future of our planet and they are generally open to learning about choices that are environmentally positive. Being in the education sector I am blessed with many opportunities to spread the sustainability message.
A recent graduate from the 2018 Enviro Champions program in Hume City Council, I have been trained in implementing environmental change in the community in a volunteer capacity. The program was an excellent platform to launch my workshops and begin giving back to the Hume community by teaching locals how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps. It was also a great opportunity to speak publicly about my passion for waste reduction and the disadvantages of single-use plastics.