About Channel Living

We are an incorporated, not-for-profit community group that aims to help residents of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to liveChannel Living Logo in a
way that reduces our impact on the environment, and prepares us for a future where there are fewer resources and more people.

Our vision is a vibrant, resilient community that provides a significant proportion of our own food, services and social activities.
We are working towards this by facilitating constructive relationships within our community, and providing a foundation that members can build on.We are residents of the Southern Channel who want to reduce our environmental footprint at home, in our community and on the road by using the resources and skills at our doorstep.

Membership Benefits

Members have access to

Food co-operative – local, organic, ethical and environmentally products at affordable prices (save waste – BYO packaging).

Vege boxes/bags – support the future of farming in our neighbourhood by subscribing to a weekly share of the harvest.

Community noticeboard – trading, buying, selling, sharing. Find goods and services locally or advertise your own.

Workshops and information sessions related to living sustainably and developing diverse skills.

Low cost rental of tools, preserving equipment etc.

Access to library of sustainability-related books and DVDs.

You can download a “membership form” , or you can pick one up at the co-op.


We have found a new home at “Brookfield” in Margate.

Our new opening times are

Wednesday  10-5:30

Friday 3-6

Saturday 9:30-12:30


Click here to go to our facebook page

to see what is happening at channel living!


Our actions include: home food production; buying local produce; ethical shopping; energy efficient homes; minimising chemical use; reducing waste; and caring for the natural environment.