I went to the mini-film fest last month organised by Friends of the Earth Adelaide and Seed Freedom Food Festival. They screened several excellent short films which can be watched online:
WASTE DEEP by Sustainable Table is made in Australia and looks at the incredible amount of waste that is generated by the food system. The focus on plastic waste ties in nicely with the Plastic Free July challenge that is happening now. It also looks at several exciting initiatives that have been developed address food waste.
Sustainable Communities SA Unley groups ran a pruning workshop on 21 June 2014. Over 70 people came to hear Steven Hoepfner describe how to prune fruit and nut trees to achieve long-term productivity. Many questions and lots of interest! We are also running a follow-up pruning workshop on 5 July 2014 for those who couldn’t make it to the first one and to answer some of the more detailed questions.
Sustainable Communities SA Inc. was at Edible-izing Adelaide today, at Burnside Ballroom. There was a lot of interest in the food and produce swap, then talks from the founders of Ripe Near Me as well as Sophie Thomson and Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia. If you haven’t already done so, Take a look at Ripe Near Me - it’s a website for finding, sharing and even selling your garden produce!
Further to Dinali’s post about Ripe Near Me and the upcoming Edible-izing Adelaide on 15 June 2014, Sustainable Communities is looking to have a table at the food swap so if you have produce to swap or are just interested to see how it works come along and support this great initiative. The swap is from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and should be a lot of fun. If you would like to help coordinate the SCSA table get in touch by email.