May 042016

When I was a child, my mum and I used to sit down in front of the television every Thursday evening and watch Top of the Pops. Our main purpose was to find out whether the latest Beatles’ single was still no. 1. Perhaps you are now doing the equivalent but with respect to this newsletter and the market dog gallery?! Well, the dog gallery has finally been de-throned as the most popular newsletter link, replaced by Helen’s article on growing strawberries.

Kim Riazi and Lin Wong both report that the first Eastland Farmers’ Market on 24th April went well.

Some food-related apps for your smartphone

Food-related apps that I have on my Android smartphone/tablet include (in alphabetical order by category, where the categories reflect what is available rather than where my interests necessarily lie!):

And, of course, there is the free app that I wrote myself: Local Food Connect.

In passing, as well as the Android version of the app above, I also wrote an IoS version (the two operating systems use different languages). But Apple demanded that I pay them $100 a year before I could even put it onto my own phone! Obviously, on principle, I’m not going to do this. If you have an Apple smart device and want my free app, blame Apple not me.

New events

Kitchen gardening in schools

What: Brought to you by Nillumbik Healthy Schools, the health promoting schools initiative of healthAbility, this is a free professional learning workshop on providing successful food education experiences. It will include: the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation showcasing the benefits of kitchen gardens in providing pleasurable food education; best practice advice for managing a successful kitchen garden program; tips, resources and local supports available for getting your kitchen gardening program growing; and a reflective look at the Hurstbridge Primary School kitchen garden story & community in action.
When: Tuesday, 17th May, 2.30-4pm.
Where: Hurstbridge.
Cost: free.
Enquiries: Bridget King by phone (9430 9169) or email.
Bookings: register by email.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Summary of upcoming events

Over the next week
Over the next month

Click here for the complete calendar of upcoming events.

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