May 302014

Local food-related events

St Andrews Market

Held each Saturday morning, this is a good opportunity to catch up with good food and other goodies at this local icon of Nillumbik.

Natural soil improvement

Rachel Bishop is leading this free workshop on Saturday May 31, 2-4pm at Edendale. Bookings required at 9433 3711.

Workshops in August in Heidelberg

Mikoto of Murundaka in Heidleberg West, has arranged two free workshops in August that you may wish to put in your diary! Bookings essential, email

  • Sunday 3rd August 1 – 4pm, Rocket Stove Workshop with Aaron Shipperlee, a graduate architect with passion in sustainability and appropriate technology. Rocket stoves are highly efficient wood fired cooking stoves used in developing countries, easy to make with recycled materials.
  • Saturday 23rd August, 1 to 4pm, Foraging Workshop. Learn about edible weeds, bush foods, ornamental edibles (garden plants with edible parts) and other plant uses – fibre for baskets, string etc. With Michelle Yang, who is a horticulturist with passion for primitive skills.

Other food activities/information

Gardening With Soul movie

Gardening With Soul is an endearing and optimistic film focussed on 90-year-old nun Loyola, who is the main gardener at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington. Loyola’s garden becomes a symbol of her dedication to nurture all living things. Both her garden and her charitable life work, are an inspiration to what is possible with faith, vision and dedication. The film is premiering at cinemas in Melbourne from May 29 onwards.

The Localising Food Project

Read about this New Zealand project which aims to facilitate the enrichment of local food resilience and the empowerment of communities.

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