Jul 052012

Local food events

Over the school holidays, there are cooking classes at Eltham College (mentioned last week) and also St John’s Anglican Church, Diamond Creek. The latter includes 3 and 4 hour workshops for cake decorating and dinner and dessert meals for 6 – 13 year olds. Classes run on Mon July 9, Wed July 11 and Friday July 13. For more information, contact Angela on 0458 437 570.

Angela is also running casual cooking lessons for 6 – 13 year olds after school, Monday, Thursday and Fridays. There are 4 or 8 week courses, run 3.45 – 5.30 at Diamond Creek East Primary School kitchen.

Fruit tree pruning workshops at Edendale Farm, JULY 14 and 29. For bookings, telephone Living & Learning Nillumbik on 9433 3744.

Food discussions/planning

Vandana Shiva, renowned campaigner for clean food rights, on July 17, 6.30-8.30pm, Montsalvat. Bookings through Eltham Bookshop.

National LETS conference, Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October, 2012. Venue:  Upper Plenty Conference Centre. Earlybird registration till August 26.

A farm in Victoria has started a herdshare scheme. If you are interested in owning shares in dairy cows and receiving your own fresh milk locally, look for a Facebook site called Herdshares – North East Group. The cows are not fed grain, the milk is organic and may eventually be biodynamic, the young calves are fed by the older cows – quite a happy story really. There is a drop off point in Eltham if anyone is interested.

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