Friday, February 25, 2011

Inaugural Preston Farmers Market this Saturday

The Preston Farmers Market kicks holds its inaugural market day this Saturday 26th February.

When: Fourth Saturday of every month from 9am-1pm,
Where: Bell Primary School, corner Scotia Street and Oakover Road in Preston
Entry: $2, kids are free. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Growing Abundance ABC Radio National Bush Telegraph Report

A fantastic story about a group of passionate gardeners in Castlemaine in Central Victoria and their work on harvesting and preserving excess fruit from private and public fruit trees.
Perhaps we could get something like this happening with the network!

This is Bush Telegraph story webpage:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Antique Apple Festival - Petty's Orchard 27th March

The annual Apple Tasting Festival is coming up at Petty's Orchard in Templestowe.

"Antique Apple-Tasting FestivalEvery year the Heritage Fruits Society holds the popular Antique Apple Tasting Festival at Petty’s Orchard on the last Sunday in March. Thousands of visitors flock to enjoy the musical entertainment, the orchard tours, the speakers, the fine foods and especially the heritage apples! Watch our website and newsletter for details of the next Festival, which will be held on 27th March, 2011."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fawkner Food Swap

When: Sat 12 Feb, 10am-12pm.
Where: CB Smith Reserve, 79 -83 Jukes Road Fawkner (front of park, next to BBQ,)
Info: Fawkner Community House  9357 4631

Unsure if this is a recurring food swap, if you know, add a comment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Talking of "preserving" Moreland

I came across this event on the Permaculture Out West website. It's a great example of the sort of event we talked about at the last network meeting.

Preserve the Harvest – Preserve the Planet
Sustainability Expo

Have you ever watched a ‘foodie’ show where four or five generations of the one family have come together to bottle a year’s worth of tomatoes? Have you wished you could be part of an event like that?

Here is your chance – join in the first Maribyrnong Community Tomato Bottling at the sustainability expo.

The event will include

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