Oct 242013

It was great to meet and talk with many of you at the Practically Green Festival last Sunday. Welcome to many new subscribers!

Local food-related events

Summer veggie growing workshop Nillumbik

Edendale, Saturday Oct 26, 10am-12pm. $25. Contact 9433 3711 or Edendale.

Edendale Food Swap this Saturday

This swap is without a facilitator to set up tables etc on Saturday. If you are able to look after this could you please contact Robyn.

Spring gardening workshop, Banyule

Ivanhoe Community Garden, 10 Tate Street Ivanhoe, Sunday November 10, 2:30 – 4:30pm. Come along and learn how to grow your own delicious vegetables and herbs from seeds and seedlings.

Minalinka Farm, Diamond Creek, Spring Open Days.

Sat Oct 26 and Sunday Oct 27, 9am – 4pm. Talk/tour at 11:30 each day – Aquaponics, Saturday and Grafting evergreen plants Sunday. Please email bookings for these.

View: aquaponics greenhouses & wicking beds in vegetable-production for a family & more – see how to use tubs, baths and water tanks. Fruit trees & food forests (organic gardening along permaculture lines)

$10 entry, donated to Thrive Community Garden in Diamond Creek. Email minalinka@optusnet.com.au for more details and address.

Briar Hill Primary School Spring Fair

Saturday Oct 26, 10 am – 4pm. Check out the homemade lemonade!

Composting and recycling from the home.

Come, prepare and cook a meal and we’ll show you all the easy composting and recycling methods for a healthy compost. 21 Alamein Road, Heidelberg West 3081, $10 per person, Wed 13 November, 10:00AM- 12:00PM
Contact – Caroline Sanderson at nhouse@oae.vic.edu.au or telephone 9450 2665.

Organic dry food co-op

A new co-op is starting in the Montmorency area. If you are interested in attending a meeting on Monday 28 Oct, please contact Jenna on 0406738220.

Other food activities/information

Paradise Lot, a book review

Useful information on how two guys created an abundant forest garden on degraded urban land, in a temperate climate. Follow this link.

The Victorian Food Movement

The Food Alliance wants to tell the story of Melbourne’s local farms and foodbowl regions.They believe it’s vital to understand what we’re losing, and what’s really at stake. They will profile up to six of Melbourne’s most important local growing areas, identifying why each area is important to Melbourne’s food supply and why it’s under threat. They will also develop a list of places that you can visit to buy delicious local produce at the farmgate. Help them get to Know Your Foodbowl by joining the #kyfoodbowl conversation, or by helping reach the Pozible target.

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