Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Absolutely Famished Community Day - food and plant sales

Absolutely Famished Community Day

Food * Plant sale * Gardening workshops * Stories

Date and time: Saturday 3 December, 12 – 3pm Venue: LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton
Explore the food cultures and gardening traditions of migrants and refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East living in inner city Melbourne, sample a selection of culturally diverse foods, and talk to cooks and gardeners from the local community.
Rare and unusual food plants for summer growing will be on sale including Sweet Potato, Kang Kong, Ginger and Turmeric. All plants have been grown through a collaboration between participants at the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre and staff and students at the Burnley Campus of the University of Melbourne. Dr. Chris Williams from Burnley will lead free consultations on growing these food crops in Melbourne’s climate.
The Absolutely Famished Community Day is funded through the University of Melbourne engagement grant program and the Carlton Connect Initiative, and is part of Absolutely Famished, a creative exploration of future food and the 22nd century market place.

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