Aug 302012

Local food-related events

The Edendale website is now live! Check out the future plans and see the great space allocated to food production! There are also many food related workshops appearing on the calendar.

Pick Share Eat was successfully launched at the Wattle Festival. Thank you to all who supported this project.  The recipe books are selling fast, so soon this local food community project will be completed. LFC also ran a raffle at the festival. The prize, a basket of local produce valued at over $90, was won by K.Barling of Montmorency. Congratulations and thank you to all the local producers and growers who contributed!

Plenty Valley FM radio have a Food and wine segment each Sunday morning at 8:30 am. LFC and the recipe book project will be part of the program this weekend.

Thrive Community garden and orchard is planned for Diamond Creek. A no-dig garden workshop will be held Sunday September 16, 11am, meeting at the netball courts in Diamond Creek. More information from Jeff White at or 0435 769 570.

Next meeting of Local Food Connect is the AGM, September 23, 2pm, at the Diamond Valley library. Come and have your say. After the brief formalities, we will take part in activities based on the Library Community Food garden. Everyone is welcome to attend.

I found some tiny tomato seedlings in my compost this week. Must be time to start tomatoes (and cucumber and capsicums) – keep in a warm spot for a while though.