Sideshow Events

IN CONVERSATION WITH BEN SHEWRY & BRUCE PASCOE:

 

In Conversation with Ben Shewry & Bruce Pascoe:

Reconciling country, culture and cuisine.

Join award-winning Bunurong/Yuin scholar and writer, Bruce Pascoe, and the world-renowned owner-chef Ben Shewry of Attica as they delve deep into questions of history, culture, country, gastronomy, sustainability and reconciliation in a facilitated conversation over a three-course meal with wine. Hosted as a separate event to the Forum, this dinner will be a place where Forum attendees and non-attendees alike are invited to come together and learn from our incredible speakers.

Dinner will be catered by the fabulous team at Melbourne Farmers Markets with ingredients and wine sourced from Victorian producers.

Friday, February 23 - 6.00pm to 10.00pm

William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

It is with the generous financial support of Moreland City Council that this dinner is made possible.

A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID HOLMGREN AND MARIAM ISSA

LIVING WITH JOY AND RESILIENCE WHILE RETROFITTING THE SUBURBS.

Social connectedness. Ecological resilience. Nourishing food.

What do they for suburbs today and in the future?

Join permaculture co-originator and author of Retrosuburbia, David Holmgren, for a lively conversation with inspiring storyteller Mariam Issa, author of A Resilient Life: One Woman's Refugee Journey.

Saturday, February 24 - 7.00pm to 10.00pm

William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

OUR OF MELBOURNE FOOD GARDENS WITH OPEN GARDENS VICTORIA

In conjunction with Open Gardens Victoria, Sustain: the Australian Food Network is hosting a  fascinating all-day coach tour of five urban food gardens will give home gardeners an insight into the amazing world of ‘urban agriculture’ in Melbourne.

Leading the tour is Karen Sutherland (Edible Eden Design) – a productive garden designer and urban food farmer. Karen will explain the many aspects and challenges of food growing and production in the urban environment of inner Melbourne.

Five gardens to visit

William Angliss Institute – here Karen will discuss the model productive garden she has designed to teach students how to grow, harvest and use a variety of plants in their catering.

Fare Share, Abbotsford – learn how this voluntary organisation grows and collects fresh food for supply to those in need.

Community gardens, Brunswick – explore the community gardens and ‘food forest’ of a vibrant and very active local community of gardeners and see how local government is engaging and supporting communities to grow their own produce.

Days Walk Farm – see how young people are training to become food farmers, with a view to increasing production in the inner city and providing low mileage food for the markets and kitchens of Melbourne.

Gunyah private garden – this is Karen Sutherland’s own garden where almost every plant is both attractive and productive. See how a diverse range of food plants can be grown on a small urban block to enhance the food served in your own kitchen.

This event is being held in partnership with the 2018 Urban Agriculture Forum and the 2018 Sustainable Living Festival – Australia's flagship sustainability event – which runs for the whole month of February (see below for links).

Each destination and the urban agriculture network will benefit from your visit as  Open Gardens Victoria will be making a financial contribution to each of the gardens.

Saturday, February 17 - from 8.30am - 5.30pm

#UAF2018