Monday, March 16, 2009

Local Food Forum

Growing Your Own Food - From Backyards to Small Acreage - forum at Palmwoods Hall Saturday March 28 1-5pm.

Growing our food is a daily part of life on Earth. It is a practice that is both art and science, one which joins communities, sustains health and well being and lifts the spirits. Out of patient toil and from the seeming chaos of Nature, we can receive abundance.

In recent times, many of us have reclaimed this activity in our own backyards, within community plots and on smaller acreage.

Many more of us want to know the best way to create a robust food garden using sustainable means.

Uncertainty about economic prospects, ill health brought on by modern farming practices, environmental pollution and a simple need to eat fresh, health giving food has brought us to the realisation that we can achieve a positive change through our gardens that benefit the community.

On Saturday March 28, from 1pm until 5pm, the forum 'Growing Your Own Food - From Backyards to Small Acreage' will be held at the Palmwoods Hall.

Guest presenters include Janet Millington and Sonya Wallace Permaculture Educators and Transition Town Coordinators, Dave Hofman Biodynamic Educator and Soil Remediation Consultant, Kathryn Alexander Naturopath Gerson Therapist and author of Dietary Healing, Liz Hanson self reliant Permaculture Gardener, Bob Lewis Worm Farmer and Worm Industry Consultant and you, our notable audience.

This forum will look at the reasons for growing our own food, ways to network to secure access and how to go about it all.

Information about local resources and support/learning networks will be provided as will an afternoon tea.

Palmwoods Hall. Doors open at 12:30pm for a 1pm start and 5pm finish.

Admission is a gold coin. Refreshments will be available at a reasonable cost.

For more information ring Monique @ 5478 9364 or Robyn @ 5445 9923.

And here's some local food from my garden to get your imagination going...

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