FareShare Tours and Mini-Workshops
1-7 South Audley Street, Abbotsford
Saturday 16 March, 2019
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $8 Students $5 Under 18 free
FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into free nutritious meals for people in need.
The story of FareShare (in brief) is outlined below. Please also go to: https://www.fareshare.net.au
This will be the first event at FareShare being held jointly by Open Gardens Victoria, 3000acres and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund.
There will be a huge variety of activities associated with this event, including renowned guest speakers and guided tours.
Currently each day’s program includes three speakers who will discuss the following topics three times each day, including:
- Honey Fingers: Bees and Beekeeping in the Urban Environment – How you can become part a new global movement to support and strengthen food security (Presenter: Nic Dowse)
- Sweet Potatoes – Learn about this wonder vegetable, how it grows and how you might harvest sweet potato from your own backyard or balcony. Includes cuttings for people to take home. (Presenter: Chris Williams)
- Gardening on Contaminated Soils (Presenter: TBA)
- (Topic TBC) (Presenter: Eloise Lobsey, Urban Agriculture facilitator City of Yarra)
- Integrated pest management (Presenter: entomologist TBA)
There will be further topics related to urban agriculture and food farming in a city environment; for example, domestic food waste (e.g. the best way to organise your kitchen green waste).
More information to follow ... stand by!
This event will also include scheduled tours through the Fareshare Garden with different leaders taking visitors on a tour throughout the premises.
A coffee van with light refreshments from the Fareshare kitchen (biscuits and muffins) will be there to further engage visitors with FareShare.
Around four million Australians experience food insecurity while as much as $20 billion worth of food is wasted.
FareShare tackles the tragedy head on by rescuing surplus, quality food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farmers and other businesses and cooking it into nutritious meals.
In Melbourne, with the help of 900 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks more than 5,000 free meals a day for charities such as soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and community food banks.
FareShare helps avoid food waste and diverts surplus, edible food from landfill. This reduces greenhouse pollution and ensures food produced for humans reaches those who need it most.
We are a charity and we rely on the generosity of philanthropic foundations, businesses and individual donors to rescue food and cook meals.
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