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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.

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. 

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. 

FoodFaith features at Sustainability Lane Village Fair

FoodFaith features at Sustainability Lane Village Fair

The Lane Cove Sustainability Village Fair was a celebration of Think Global, Act Local with many inspirational initiatives featured. The FoodFaith Sprouting Up kits, home-made potato stamps and ecobubbles were a hit - simple, home-grown wisdoms and techniques that we wish to reclaim and celebrate!

Culinary Tales Collaboration

Culinary Tales Collaboration

FoodFaith was proud to be involved in the Culinary Tales workshop recently. Run by Enactus University of Sydney, we donated herbs from our community garden. Enactus helps to create lasting social change by helping to develop skills. Culinary Tales provides refugees with cooking workshop skills, contacts and promotions.

World Environment Day at Randwick City Council

World Environment Day at Randwick City Council

FoodFaith's Founder, Judy Friedlander, delivered the keynote address at Randwick City Council's recent World Environment Day celebrations. The event featured a smorgasbord of song, dance, poetry and speeches and showcased Australia's diversity and the common heritage and spiritual and social importance that all cultures and belief systems place on the natural environment.

Indigenous Educational Session

Indigenous Educational Session

FoodFaith's inaugural educational session saw school groups and interested community members gather to learn about Indigenous food and sustainable practices. Shannon Foster D'harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper spoke of her extraordinary knowledge of the foods and plants around us that many take for granted. The inspirational presentations allowed children to taste local plant foods that gave them new-found respect for our heritage...

Planting Seeds Garden is Launched

Planting Seeds Garden is Launched

FoodFaith's first "Planting Seeds" garden launch found fertile ground, attracting a wide range of people from Indigenous, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and other cultural and religious backgrounds.

The Circle of Unity procession of faith and cultural groups around the Indigenous dancers and the communal pesto making provided opportunities for everyone to share stories and inspiration.

Working Bee Days

Working Bee Days

FoodFaith welcomed over 40 volunteers to the inaugural working bees - from local faith, environmental, community and school groups. The seedlings are now sprouting and horticulturist, Meredith Kirton, guided everyone on the how to's.