Skilling up for our Food Future

October 12, 2014

October 12, 2014

2:30 pm To 5:00 pm

27 Munda Street Randwick

Event Description

Tasty, fresh and regional — inventing resilient food systems…

Close to where city meets sea and fresh breezes bring us the tang of the Pacific’s salty air, we gather again to celebrate the people, the ideas, the initiatives that are making a new food system in our Eastern Suburbs.

It’s a food system that rests on a foundation of community enterprise. And that’s what we explore as we gather at Randwick Community Centre for this year’s Fair Food Week with its workshops, talks and activities that will intrigue and inspire.

Jennifer Richards is getting ready to take us Beyond the Trolley into new aisles of shopping for our food and Russ Grayson from Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance asks us to identify fair food initiatives in the urban east and to think about what should go into a Local Food Act.

Emma Daniell from Natural Touch Landscapes takes us outside into the Permaculture Interpretive Garden to forage for edibles and introduces us to some high-yielding vegetables for our small Eastern Suburbs gardens.

Not forgetting the insects, Doug Purdie from The Urban Beehive introduces us to the world of bees in the city — both native and exotic.

Food fermentation and preserving is the theme for local community organisation, Transition Randwick. Other community organisations, such as Permaculture East, will be here too.

It’s all about making a resilient food system, one that nourishes us, creates opportunity for small business, social enterprise and community organisations and that is adaptable to the unknown changes to come.

Last year’s sold-out Fair Food Week event — Seeding our Food Future — was both a social and learning event, and this year’s will be even better. What better way could there be to spend Sunday afternoon in Spring?


2:30-5:00pm — kids activities and community displays and stalls
  • Fair food fun for kids with Leesa Burton
  • Clay modelling the garden with community artist Karen Weiss
  • Community stalls — Permaculture East, Transition Randwick, Sustainimum
3:00-3:45pm – 3 workshops
  • Beyond the Trolley — Jennifer Richards
  • Urban Bees — Doug Purdie
  • Edible foraging tour — Emma Daniell
4:00-4:45pm – 3 workshops
  • Mapping our local food — a facilitated discussion with Russ Grayson
  • Fermenting & preserving — Transition Randwick’s Sustainimum
  • High yielding vegies for small spaces — Emma Daniell

Join us during Fair Food Week…

WHEN: Sunday 12 October 2014
TIME: 2:30pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick.


More details:


Randwick City Council

Short description—organiser

Randwick Sustainability Hub activities
The Randwick Community Centre has been retrofitted for energy and water efficiency with its photovoltaic panel array, wind turbine, interior improvements for energy and water efficiency, a range of rainwater harvesting and storage examples and its PIG (Permaculture Interpretive Garden) offers a plenty of take-home ideas that you can adapt to your own home and garden.

There is also a new reedbed toilet and drinking water filter station, where you can fill your water bottles for free.
These activities are part of the Randwick City Council's Sustaining our City program.

A special environmental levy funds the Sustaining our City program to carry out specific environmental improvements and sustainability initiatives.

No booking required, just turn up!

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  1. Fair Food Week — a few stories
    Fair Food Week — a few stories

    […] Visit Skilling up for our Food Future  […]

    October 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm
  2. What is shopping Beyond the Trolley? A consumer’s role in changing the food system.
    What is shopping Beyond the Trolley? A consumer’s role in changing the food system.

    […] To learn more about how to influence the food system with your shopping habits, come along to Randwick City Council’s Fair Food Week event: Skilling up for our Food Future […]

    October 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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