Edible insects to the rescue?

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Edible insects to the rescue?

The Gateway Bug documentary features this month at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. It explores entomophagy, the practice of consuming insects. Two billion people in 80 per cent of the world’s countries consume insects as part of their daily diet, and entomophagy has been practiced by those cultures for thousands of years. Western cultures have only recently become aware of the culinary and nutritional advantages of the more than 1,900 known edible insects.

 

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NAIDOC Week celebrations underway

NAIDOC Week celebrations underway

NAIDOC Week is an annual festival hosted between July 2nd and July 9th to celebrate Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander cultures, communities and achievements.

Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

Ever wondered what 'crop rotation' involves? It may not be applicable to community gardens but the concept is key to healthy planting. Some information for "edible edification"!

Refugee Crisis Comes Home

Refugee Crisis Comes Home

Refugee Week provides an important reminder that the world is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis, with over 65 million people currently forcibly displaced from their homes. It is important we know what is happening and how to help these people in need.

Clearing the air on wind energy

Clearing the air on wind energy

Celebrating Global Wind Day on June 16th, we clear the air with the latest research on wind energy. Wind farms are becoming a more viable option for renewable energy in Australia as climate change demands less greenhouse gas intensive energy sources. Reporting from Haley Olexa. 

Testing the Waters: World Ocean Day

Testing the Waters: World Ocean Day

World Oceans Day is on 8 June, 2017. Living in a country completely surrounded by oceans, Australians should know the importance that these bodies of water play in our lives.

Taking the sting out of beekeeping

Taking the sting out of beekeeping

The buzz on bees is not all it's made out to be. Firstly, you can host a hive in your garden and not get stung (thanks to the native stingless bee) and Australia is playing an important role in bee preservation and cultivation. But we need to help! Brendan McCool reports.

FoodFaith on Channel 7's Sydney Weekender

FoodFaith on Channel 7's Sydney Weekender

FoodFaith's garden in Lane Cove received a media spotlight with Channel Seven's Sydney Weekender program showcasing the initiative. The show highlighted the way FoodFaith brings cultures, faiths and communities together through the growing and celebrating of food. 

Easy as A, Bee, C

Easy as A, Bee, C

The FoodFaith community flocked like bees to honey to Dan Smailes' workshop on native stingless bees. We need to encourage our bees to help with pollination and it is so easy to install your own hive in your garden. Check out our story for tips. Photo: Julian Watt

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims and falls in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

Ridvan: A Baha'i Faith Festival

Ridvan: A Baha'i Faith Festival

Ridvan is a 12-day festival in the Baha’i faith remembering when the founder of Baha'i, Baha-u-llah declared his mission.

An Aussie Easter

An Aussie Easter

What is Easter all about? Why is it celebrated on a different day every year? Why do people dye Easter eggs? What is an Easter bilby? Learn about the festival of Easter and some of the traditions that surround it.

Shared Table, Shared Stories

Shared Table, Shared Stories

Last month, we teamed up with Shared Table Project to celebrate diversity with a Middle Eastern Feast and a discussion on Muslim and Jewish traditions.

Rice: The Golden Go-To Grain

Rice: The Golden Go-To Grain

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa and provides one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. 

Everybody Loves Good Neighbours...

Everybody Loves Good Neighbours...

On Sunday March 26, we celebrated our neighbours in the Lane Cove community alongside various local groups and organisations. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day and thank everyone involved for their support and participation. 

Awesome Almonds

Awesome Almonds

By: Emma Penzenstadler, Becci Blascak, and Jane Hemmelgarn

Did you know that almonds are now the most popular source of non-dairy milk in the United States? Almonds are a rich source of protein and, with their lactose-free status, are now a staple of many contemporary recipes.

"Egg"cited about Eggplant?

"Egg"cited about Eggplant?

Eggplants are rich in culture and in nutrients. They have a long history in both the Indian and Arabic cultures, dating back almost four thousand years and carrying on through generations. High in fibre and low in cholesterol, there are many benefits to learning how to grow your own eggplants at home.