Feb 182015
 

A big thanks to …

Arja Toivanen, Aziza De Fazio, Caroline Gibson, Cathy Romeo, Chris Chapple, Colin & Sue Cook, Gillian Essex, Heather Reilly, Judy Cinerari, Karen Moad, Lisa Wade, Margot Meredith, Marina Bistrin, Pam Jenkins, Sandra Archer, Stacey Morland and Taya Shevchenko for reading the Watermelon Skin Pickle recipe.

Yes, big brother really is watching you!

Let’s try another one: my favourite recipe in the database is probably Pumpkin and Silverbeet Dahl. Do you have a favourite? Email me with your answer (by simply replying to this newsletter) and I’ll collate the results for the next newsletter.

Calendar of upcoming events

A complete calendar of upcoming events can always be found on the calendar section of the LFC website. New events (or, at least, events newly known to me) will be listed in this newsletter. After their first appearance, they will then appear in summary form in subsequent newsletters (see later section entitled ‘Upcoming events from previous LFC News’), together with a link to the more detailed website entry.

Apologies for the length of this newsletter – I’m still getting up to speed with the set of forthcoming events. When I have caught up – in, say, a few weeks’ time – they will become shorter.

If you know of any events that should be included in the newsletter and website, email us. If you have a flyer, we can also include that. Just one request: please make sure that the details are in a form that we can copy/paste – in the email itself, as a Word document, etc.

Watsonia community garden working bee

What: Be part of their community garden project and learn how to grow veggies. Over the coming months, they will be planting veggies and herb and watering and weeding the garden.
When: Tuesday, 24th February, 10am-midday (and every Tuesday?).
Where: Watsonia Library.
Cost: free.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

jane edmansonStarting the shift to smart living with Tanya Ha and Jane Edmanson

What: Tanya Ha will start the conversation with a practical approach to smart living. Jane Edmanson will then share her personal story of a journey to sustainable gardening and how it has become an integral part of her home and lifestyle.
When: Wednesday, 25th February, 7-9pm.
Where: Civic Centre, Manningham City Council.
Cost: free.
To book: Manningham City Council, 9846 0579, waste@manningham.vic.gov.au.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Simran Sethi

simran sethiWhat: Simran Sethi, named by Vanity Fair as ‘the environmental messenger’ and by The Independent as ‘a top ten eco-hero of the planet’, will share her wisdom on food, sustainability and climate change.
When: Sunday, 1st March, 1.45-2.45pm.
Where: The Wheeler Centre, central Melbourne.
Cost: $20
To book: Trybooking.
Further information: www.wheelercentre.com/events/simran-sethi.

Hurstbridge Gardening Club

What: Ken Walker on native and exotic bees.
When: Tuesday, 3rd March, 7.15-9.15pm.
Where: Community and Family Centre, Hurstbridge.
Cost: free.
To book: Cheryl Lowe, 9438 1563, hbridgegardenclub@gmail.com.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

tobie puttockCreating a balanced lifestyle through smart food with Tobie Puttock

What: Chef Tobie Puttock will share practical ideas for eating well at home, including how he incorporates the principles of organics, sustainability, seasonality and ethical eating into his home life.
When: Wednesday, 4th March, 7-9pm.
Where: Civic Centre, Manningham City Council.
Cost: free.
To book: Manningham City Council, 9846 0579, waste@manningham.vic.gov.au.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Designing a smarter garden with Sam Cox

What: Landscape designer Sam Cox will discuss an alternative approach to home garden design focusing on natural landscape.
When: Wednesday, 11th March, 7-9pm.
Where: Civic Centre, Manningham City Council.
Cost: free.
To book: Manningham City Council, 9846 0579, waste@manningham.vic.gov.au.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Tomato preserving workshop

What: Demonstration by Maria Ciavarella of safe preserving techniques, including how to make tomato passata the Italian way.
When: Saturday, 14th March, 10am-1pm.
Where: Montmorency Primary School Kitchen.
Cost: $5
To book: Julie, 0438 115853 or montymoves@gmail.com.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Home Harvest Feast 2015

What: In its fourth year, the Home Harvest Feast is a celebration of home-grown produce and local food. All growers are invited to register and celebrate in the harvest and the joys of local food by sharing a delicious community meal created by trained cooks using your home or community-grown produce.
When: Sunday, 15th March, midday-3pm.
Where: Eltham High School.
Cost: free.
To book: Kirsty Merritt, 9433 3206, Kirsty.Merritt@nillumbik.vic.gov.au.

mariam issa smallFrom Africa to Brighton. One woman’s extraordinary story.

What: Mariam Issa fled Somalia in 1991 on a packed boat that was one of few to make it across the seas to Kenya, where her family spent some time before arriving in Melbourne as refugees.
When: Tuesday, 17th March, 7-8pm.
Where: Ivanhoe Library.
Cost: free.
To book: 9497 5780.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Closing the loop on food and garden waste with Douglas Bair

What: Find out about the latest in domestic organic recycling and create a closed loop system full of rich garden soils, compost and homemade fertilisers.
When: Wednesday, 18th March, 7-9pm.
Where: Civic Centre, Manningham City Council.
Cost: free.
To book: Manningham City Council, 9846 0579, waste@manningham.vic.gov.au.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Upcoming events from previous LFC News

Click here for the complete calendar of upcoming events.

Preserving kit for loan

I’m going to keep mentioning this until you start borrowing it! Click here to borrow our new Fowlers Vacola Preserving Kit.

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