Oct 222014

Local food-related events

Local Food Q&A

Tonight, 7pm, The Common, Eltham. The local State candidates have been invited to tell if local food has a place within any of their party’ policies. We will be there to indicate to them how important this is in an age of reduced access to oil and climate change! Nick Rose from AFSA and Food Alliance will share with us some of his recent experiences of Urban Agriculture in North America and Argentina.

trophyPractically Green Sustainable Community Organisation Award

LFC was lucky to receive this award from the Shire’ Practically Green’ awards this week. We think it recognises the many achievements of individuals and groups within LFC over the last 5 years, including food swaps, community food plantings, increased awareness of and access to local food, increased production of food locally, recipe book production and the Eltham Farmers’ Market. Well done to you all.

Practical Green Festival

We enjoyed talking to many of you at the festival. Apted’ apples and pears were certainly popular, as was also the competition related to local producers, Congratulations to Terri Bakos, who won the hamper of locally produced foods.

Edible garden tours

Over the weekend of November 8 & 9, there will be several garden tours offering in both Banyule and Nillumbik. Please check the website in coming days for more details and booking information.

Other food activities/information

Australian agriculture must adapt to climate change

Peanuts have moved north, tuna has moved east, wine has moved south, but sooner or later, Australia is going to run out of places to shift agricultural production to avoid the harsh effects of climate change. You can read more here.

Tooboorac Food Forum

Last week a diverse group of people gathered to talk about food security in the Tooboorac area and surrounds. There are some videos of the event on Youtube at this address. LFC member Linda C is now living up in that area.

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