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Breaking Bread with FoodFaith & Good Food Month

Breaking Bread with FoodFaith & Good Food Month

On Tuesday October 9th, from 12 - 2pm, FoodFaith was proud to host Breaking bread - The Panel with the help of Good Food Month at Hyde Park Palms in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The discussion, featuring a diverse panel of experts and a special video message from Indigenous historian Professor Bruce Pascoe, was an interesting and incredibly important discourse on bread, one of our first staple foods.

Breaking Bread - The Panel

Breaking Bread - The Panel

Bread, as a symbol of community, sharing and connection to land, is the focus of a Sydney Friends of Good Food Month and FoodFaith event in Hyde Park in October. FoodFaith has been working with Good Food Month, the City of Sydney and UTS for this event which showcases the many cultural, spiritual and environmental connections bread has.

Planting Seeds with Montefiore and UNSW

Planting Seeds with Montefiore and UNSW

A recent collaboration between Food Faith, Montefiore and UNSW saw students compete to create a winning design for a future community garden in the grounds of Montefiore Randwick.

Synergy's New Greenwall - Up & Growing

Synergy's New Greenwall - Up & Growing

FoodFaith and The Greenwall Company, supported by Lane Cove Council had a wonderful time building the new greenwall for the Synergy Youth Centre on July 7th, 2018.

In a wonderful show of community support, parents and youth who attend the centre as well as a Lane Cove locals joined forces to be build the wall as part of the Plastic Free July celebrations.

Refugee Week 2018 - It's A Wrap!

Refugee Week 2018 - It's A Wrap!

This year, the FoodFaith team had the pleasure of participating in the Blacktown City celebrations for Refugee Week. In collaboration with Blacktown City Council, MECA, SydWest Multicultural Services, SSI and many other wonderful organisations the day was a showcase of the wonderful refugee and migrant populations in the local Mt Druitt and Blacktown area.

FoodFaith's Greenwall Featured in In The Cove

FoodFaith's Greenwall Featured in In The Cove

The wonderful team at In The Cove wrote a great blogpost about FoodFaith's recent event at Synergy, Lane Cove's Youth Centre. You can read the full article here and be sure to keep an eye out for the event wrap up on this page too, coming soon!

Breaking Bread at Harmony Day 2018 in Blacktown

Breaking Bread at Harmony Day 2018 in Blacktown

Over 600 Sydneysiders joined together in Blacktown’s Bowman Hall to participate in the Breaking Bread initiative, a key event of SydWest and Blacktown City Council’s 2018 Harmony Day celebrations.

The Breaking Bread initiative, Facilitated by FoodFaith and the Faith Ecology Network, brought together over 12 faiths and cultures to learn about each other’s rich food traditions, customs and wisdoms.

Pick It Up - Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Pick It Up - Clean Up Australia Day 2018

This Sunday the 4th of March is our annual Clean Up Australia Day 2018 so get your gloves ready and join in the fight for a healthier environment. 

What started in 1989 as a single clean up Sydney Harbour initiative has now become Australia’s largest community based environmental event.  In the 27 years it has been running, Clean Up Australia Day has collected over 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish.  This shows the care and passion Australians have for protecting our environment as well as for trying their best to live more sustainably every day of the year. 

Avoiding a spray on bugs

Avoiding a spray on bugs

“The word ‘pest’ is thrown around a lot,” observes Dennis Collins, ranger at Sydney's Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. But, he says, you don’t need a “take no prisoners” approach to bugs. Spraying with broad-spectrum pesticides can harm more than just the insects and spiders in your garden and home – it can also affect the birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs in your neighbourhood. Read our guide to controlling insects without a spray!

Go circular

Go circular

National Recycling Week (in mid-November) focuses our attention on the ‘circular economy’. These words convey that we can still be productive and not damage the earth! Planet Ark reports that in the 20 years to 2015, Australia’s population increased by 28% and waste levels grew by 170%. But, the good news is that recycling is growing at an even faster rate than waste. This feature provides links to the wonderful resources created by Planet Ark.

Top 2017 trend: Faith-based fitness

Top 2017 trend: Faith-based fitness

The Johns Hopkins Health Review is one of the world’s leading health authorities and it has just published positive research on what the American Council on Exercise calls ‘faith-based fitness’, one of the year’s top trends. This trend shows how public health and religion can assist one another. We bring you an edited version of the Review feature by Shiela Mulrooney Eldred just published.

 

 

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.