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Fresh food on the menu for World Environment Day

27 May, 2013Posted in: Environment, Events
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With World Environment Day just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging the community to think differently about the food they eat and how they can reduce their foodprint.

World Environment Day is a UN-recognised event held on June 5 each year around the world and the theme for this year is ‘Think. Eat. Save.’ and relates to the concept of food waste.

To help celebrate, Wingecarribee Shire Council is co-hosting a range of community activities from Tuesday 4 June until Sunday 9 June supported by the Environment Levy.

On Tuesday, 4 June, Dr Blair Trewin from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology will be at the Civic Centre in Moss Vale to provide insight into the latest science relating to drought, flood and climate change. The session will kick off at 7pm and is hosted by Climate Action Now Wingecarribee. For more information visit: www.canwin.org.au.

Wednesday, 5 June, will see the official launch of World Environment Day with an event at Moss Vale Community Garden located on Railway Street, Moss Vale. Residents are invited to attend a free worm farming workshop from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. To reserve your spot please call Jill Cockram, Convenor of Moss Vale Community Garden on 0414 545 735 or Council on (02) 4868 0888.

FoodPath will host a local farm tour from 10am – 4pm on Thursday, 6 June, giving the opportunity to learn about local fresh food and get ideas about what can be done at home. The farm tour costs $120 for a full day or $75 for a half day and includes lunch at Mt Ashby Winery. Call Jill Dyson on 0419 617 021 for more information or visit www.foodpath.com.au

On Friday, 7 June Quarter Acre Farm in Mittagong will be open to the public as part of a Lightfoot Education session about living sustainably on a normal-sized house block. The event is free and runs from 10am – 3pm. Quarter Acre Farm is located at 18 Hood Street, Mittagong. For more information visit www.lightfooteducation.com.au or contact Joanne Dodd on 0403 569 076.

Take a tour of Bowral Markets on Saturday, 8 June with Foodpath to meet local producers, hear their stories and taste their products. The tour meets at the main gates on Boolwey Street, Bowral and runs from 9 – 10.30am. Cost is $30, for more information contact Jill Dyson on 0419 617 021 or visit www.foodpath.com.au.

To wrap up the week on Sunday, 9 June, Bundanoon Community Garden is hosting the Australian premiere of the film ‘Symphony of the Soil’ in the Theatrette at Council’s Civic Centre in Moss Vale. This fabulous feature film explores the complexity and mystery of soil and runs from 3pm – 5.30pm for the cost of a gold coin donation. For more information check out http://garden.bundanoon.nsw.au.