Oct 042013

Local food-related events

Edible weeds

Following the Monty foodswap this Sunday, join Doris Pozzi at 11.30am for an exploration of common weeds that can provide added nutrition and interest to your diet. Learn which parts of the plants are edible and how to prepare them. Some of us are discovering this free, tasty and nutritious resource, so this talk will be a real treat. To book call 9457 9816.

Food co-operatives

Are you interested in joining with some Eltham – Research-ish people to buy good food cooperatively? If so, let us know and we shall put you in touch.

Compost workshop

11.15am – 2.15pm FREE Recycled pallet Compost bay workshop @ Murundaka.

A unique opportunity to learn from experts how to pallet compost. Places are limited to 20.  Register with Mikoto.

Rosanna Food Swap

I haven’t heard of this one before, but some readers may be interested.

Wednesday 9th October 6-7pm, The Rivergum Twilight Food Swap @ Rivergum walk playground, behind 164 Beverley Rd, Rosanna (enter via walkway or bike path).

Resumes next week. If you don’t have anything edible/medicinal growing in your garden, you could share your favourite easy recipe, some spare jars, or some cuttings from a friend’s garden.

Home Harvest Feast 2014

Volunteers are wanted to grow and supply the produce for the Home Harvest Feast 2014 on Sunday 16 March 2014 to be held at Eltham High School. In its third year the Home Harvest Feast is a celebration of home grown produce and local food. All growers are invited to celebrate in the harvest and the joys of local food by sharing a delicious community meal created by trained cooks using your home or community-grown produce. Tickets to the Feast are free for Growers and their guests.

Other food activities/information

Elisabet Sahtouris, fascinating interview

Elisabet Sahtouris is an evolution biologist, futurist, author and consultant. In her unique approach, called ‘Living Systems Design’, she applies the principles of biology and evolution to organizational development so that organizations may become more functional, healthy living systems, with increased resilience, stability, and cooperation. Heard on youtube.

Sustainability Awards

For the first time members of the public will be able to participate in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Victoria’s most prestigious sustainability awards program, by casting a vote for the People’s Choice.

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