Australia’s first national Urban Food Month (UAM) kicks off in April with a host of opportunities to learn, share and get involved!
Listen in to my conversation with this weeks change making guests Councillor Jess Miller, Councillor with the City of Sydney, Naomi Lacey, President, Community Gardens Australia, and Dr Nick Rose, Executive Director, SUSTAIN The Australian Food Network and Lecturer, Food Studies and Food Systems, William Angliss Institute, to hear about ‘what’ it’s all about.
The UAM includes the Urban Agriculture Forum (UAF) with inspiring local and international speakers, diverse webinars and community workshops and events across the country. UAM and UAF offer an amazing opportunity to everyone, wherever you are, to learn, be inspired and get involved to help grow urban agriculture - a story the 2020 National Pandemic Gardening Survey & Findings has done great things to picture and promote.
Care Gardening in times of crisis – for resilience, food security, community & connection – to green our cities, heal ourselves and our places, can gives us joy, and a greater sense of confidence, agency and comfort in uncertain times.
They’re thing’s we can all do with a lot more of now - and individuals, communities and social innovators across the country are getting in and on with it: reinventing ‘wartime Victory Gardens’, community gardens and more in diverse and creative ways to have fun, and respond to our current crises – health, climate, social isolation, environment.
Learn more and get involved in Urban Agriculture Month and register for the Urban Agriculture Forum, ‘Care Farming & Gardening in the Climate Emergency’ at uaf.org.au
In Sydney, the Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening team, SUSTAIN and Foodswell, with support from the City of Sydney CBD Activation Grant Program, have put together some fabulous Lunch & Learn Workshops for UAM as well as a highlight event that will be held on April 15, Live at The Calyx – ‘First Nation’s Enterprise in Conversation & Action’ a discussion hosted by Clarence Slockee, in conversation with Sharon Winsor, Chris Andrews and Brenden Moore.
Be sure to search for (by date!) and check out the Lunch-n-Learn Wild Weeds Foraging Workshop with Diego Bonetto on March 31, ‘First nation’s enterprise in Conversation & Action’ on April 15, and Lunch-n-Learn Create a Bee Hotel on April 28, and Lunch-n-Learn Bush Foods for Urban Place, May 12.
Urban Agriculture https://www.facebook.com/urbanagricultureforum/
If you’d like to give Foodswell a hand to grow Nourishing Matters and other good-food, healthy-landscape things we do, donate @ https://www.givenow.com.au/foodswell