october, 2015

15oct10:00 am3:00 pmBush Foods for Sustainable FarmingWhat are bush foods?

Event Details

How can you incorporate them into your farm?

Bush foods are creating a buzz among consumers and in the restaurant industry. They are an emerging product of the new ‘dining bloom’ with growing interest in some of these traditional superfoods.

How can they fit into your farm planning and what help is available?

The workshops will provide information on identifying, growing, harvesting and marketing opportunities for bush foods. Come along to hear more about strategic placement and management of trees and forests to support sustainable agricultural landscapes.

Speakers include:

  • Neville Bonney (Ethnobotanist & Wattleseed grower)
  • Australian Native Food Industry (ANFIL)
  • Australian Agroforestry Foundation
  • Gill Freeman Selling bushfoods at Tarnuk
  • Restaurant industry – what’s hot? What are their needs and supply constraints?

Catering to include a range of bush food tastings.

Registration link

Cost: $10 at the door, money goes directly to your local Landcare network.

For further information contact:

Karen Thomas, Port Phillip & Westernport CMA on 0427 480 170 or email: karen.thomas@ppwcma.vic.gov.au

Joel Geoghegan, Bass Coast Landcare Network on 0409 705 652 or email: J.Geoghegan@basscoast.vic.gov.au

Jenny O’Sullivan, South Gippsland Landcare Network on 5662 5759 or email: sgln@landcare.net

Optional tour of local bush food farm between 3-4pm. Numbers are limited ring South Gippsland Landcare Network to book for tour.

These workshops have been endorsed by the Traditional owners of the Kulin Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Time

(Thursday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Ruby Hall

Dykes Road, Ruby

Organizer

Demonstrating Sustainable farm practices

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