Nov 072013

It was great to chat to many of you last Sunday at the Eltham Festival.

Local food-related events

LFC Membership

We need members so that we can pay for and offer public liability insurance to various local food activities. It also enables us pay for printing of promotional materials etc. Grants are another way to acquire money for these activities.

Why am I a member? To help develop local activities which may lead to more of the community accessing and eating fresh, chemical-free food that has been grown ethically and cooked simply. It is also a bonus if the food hasn’t travelled thousands of kilometres and has less packaging. Food Swaps, community gardens, food co-ops, farmers’ markets, organic food shops, kitchen garden programs, food box programs, herd shares and more all offer a choice of how to access the food in a way to suit me and my family.

We are inviting you to help us. Become a financial member of LFC for $25 p.a. Join a project which will enable you to access the type of food that you want. Help write grants to continue to develop projects listed above and many more.

Healthy harvest kitchen gardens

Ivanhoe Library presents Sandi Pullman, Horticultural Consultant and Garden Writer to speak about how to create a productive garden and grow a fabulous feast in your own backyard. Sandi is a professional horticulturalist who has been involved in researching, writing and teaching gardening practices for over 20 years. She has contributed to the Gardening section of The Age, and been an advisor to ABC TV’s Gardening Australia. Tuesday Nov 19, 7pm.

Looking after fruit trees

Saturday 16 November 1pm-3pm. Edendale, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham. Cost: $25. Bookings 9433 3711.

Other food activities/information

Chris Walsh, UK foodie

The Australian Food Hubs Network is currently hosting Chris Walsh from Manchester Veg People in the UK. Chris – a serial food social entrepreneur – will be the star of the show at 2 events next week:

Tues 19/11: South East Food Hub Forum Berwick; 3-6pm.

Thurs 21/11: Melbourne Public Forum and networking drinks, The Drill Hall, 26 Therry Street, Melbourne, 5.30-7.30pm.

New Melbourne Food Film

You may wish to go to the launch of Rasha Tayeh’s amazing new film The Growing Food Project about food awesomeness in Melbourne, Wed 20th Nov 7pm at the ACMI. Tickets here.

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