Jun 062013

Local food-related events

Frozen blueberries from Kinglake, are still available for purchase at $13.50 per kg. Contact Cathrine (in Eltham) if you wish to purchase. c.king67@bigpond.com

A new film, United Natures, is being launched at CERES, Brunswick, Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:00pm until 10:00pm. It is an Australian made documentary featuring the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, permaculture of the inner landscape, philosophy, spirituality and a neo-indigenous future for humanity. Followed by Q&A time with David Holmgren, John Seed and director Peter Charles Downey. $18/14conc. Bookings essential

Backyard Chooks – the sequel,  at Edendale, Saturday 15 June, 1pm-3pm. Bookings 9433 3316.

Friends of Bell Street Reserve, Eltham, will be meeting for the monthly working-bee this Sunday the 9th of June from 10am ’til 12pm. ‘We will be installing and guarding as many plants as we can. Morning tea will be provided.’

“Food” related books at the YPRLibrary

Sustainable food by Michael Mobbs. With many photos, diagrams and text, this book tells the story of growing food in private and public spaces in Chippendale, Sydney.

The resilience imperative; cooperative transitions to a steady state economy. Written by Canadian Michael Lewis and British Pat Conaty, this book “offers practical innovations for individuals and communities to help transition to a more humane steady state economy”. There is a very interesting chapter on sustainable food systems.

Other food activities/information

World Environment Day

…is today! The theme this year is “Avoid food waste”.

On food waste, is anyone interested in joining a local scheme to collect cafe waste, especially coffee grounds? We don’t yet have such a scheme, but know of one which we could copy! If interested in joining a working party, email info@localfoodconnect.org.au and I will put you in touch with each other.

Market garden internship intensive

Spend 10 weeks in the garden with Michael Hewins at Milkwood (near Mudgee), and receive personalised tuition about starting a market garden enterprise. 2 intakes x 2 students @ $4800 each!

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