Our favourite angel Alison Fairleigh and team have launched with the support of The Land newspaper this challenge
“We challenge every café owner across Australia to carry at least one weekly rural newspaper in their shop”.
That’s it. So simple. It won’t cost much; it won’t take much time; but the benefits to rural Australians of having more urban people with a greater understanding of where their food and fibre comes from, of the people and communities who produce it, and the conditions under which they produce it, could be extraordinary!
More than likely most people won’t pick up the rural newspaper as their first choice; but when all the other papers are gone, they may just flip through the pages and begin to see a world they know very little about.
Will you accept the challenge? Will you help spread the word?
Alana and Chris at the Chippendale Roastery Cafe have!
Go into your local café today and ask: “Do you carry a rural newspaper?” If not, let’s change that!
(Follow the Great Café Challenge on Twitter & Facebook) and read the background on Alison’s blog here