Local food-related events
Food Swap at Edendale, Eltham
Michele has run this swap for the last couple of years and is passionate about engaging people to try new fruit and vegetables. Thank you Michele! Unfortunately she is unable to continue with the swap next year so we are looking for a new facilitator for the Eltham Swap. It requires someone willing to setup, with help, each month, keep records of food swapped and liaise with members of the Local Food community. Are you that person? If so, please contact LFC Food Swap Coordinator Fay Loveland ph 0405 790150, or email@example.com.
Thrive Community Garden, Diamond Creek
The Thrive community are meeting this Sunday, Nov 24, at 2pm at the Diamond Creek Netball Clubrooms. Anyone who likes gardening, is interested in sustainability and community recreation opportunities is invited. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0412 220294. There will be an AGM and forum about the community garden.
Eltham SGA POD
Next meeting is Sun, Dec 8, 2pm and the discussion will be on Pests in the garden. Please contact Meredith on email@example.com 0438398750 if you would like to go. As the venue is a private garden, participants might be limited.
Have you registered for the Home Harvest Feast yet? Don’t delay or you may miss out on special events or gifts!
Other food activities/information
How it should be
www.hisbe.co.uk– an exciting new social venture in development phase in Bristol – taking the supermarkets head-on. With the release today of a new Code of Conduct by the big 2 in Australia (www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2013-11-18/supermarket-code-agreement/5098782) the supermarkets are under pressure. Food Hubs are an emerging sector, and farmers markets are growing rapidly. This sort of social enterprise could be the next opportunity for up and coming foodpreneurs in Australia – well worth having a look at.
Aquaponics and more
In recent times more and more people have shown an interest in aquaponics, a combination of growing fish and vegetables in a supportive cycle. Here is an interesting story of a project on a community scale: Incredible Edible Aqua Garden.