Aug 292014

Local food-related events

darebin fruit squadDarebin Fruit Squad

Lisa Zanella from Darebin Fruit Squad described their model of a food security project at our AGM last Saturday. The idea is to harvest unwanted fruit from people’s backyards, with their permission of course, and to distribute it to those who are short of food. The volunteers in the project also attended training at NMIT and will continue to maintain the fruit trees and also train new volunteers. For more information, contact the Jika Jika Community Centre.

Membership of Local Food Connect

We are now in a position to offer a lower membership fee to all who join LFC in the future. Ditto people who renew their membership. We hope that it encourages many more of our readers to join and become more active in food projects. For more information please check the membership page.

Italian cooking

Wednesday 3 September, 2.00-3.30pm. Learn the art of preserving seasonal produce, including eggplant and zucchini, with CWA vice president Marie Vasallo. Venue: Diamond Valley Library. Bookings 9434 3809.

Other food activities/information

Rose Creek Wine Festival

Rose Creek Estate Wine Festival is this coming Sunday, the 31st of August. Not only will there be new wine and olive oil to taste, Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program to cook seasonal produce, and talk to Marion and Graham from the Herb Society, there will also be wood-oven pizza and delicious fresh bread, marinated olives made to Lina’s special recipe, roasted chestnuts, coffee and music. If this is not enough, wander around the gardens and watch the baby chicks and guinea fowl.

As always, the address is 2 Craig Street, East Keilor. From 11am to 5pm.

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