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Why Does Chinese New Year Move Around?

Why Does Chinese New Year Move Around?

Although, officially, China uses the Gregorian calendar (the same one used in Western culture) the traditional calendar is still used to calculate the dates of festivals and celebrations...

The Next Big Celebration? Chinese New Year

The Next Big Celebration? Chinese New Year

Another wonderful celebration in Chinese New Year, on January 28th, 2017. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is based on the lunisolar calendar and the phase of the moon.

Latkes and lights for Chanukah

Latkes and lights for Chanukah

The Jewish festival of Chanukah starts on Dec 24 and finishes on Jan 1st.  The eight-day “festival of lights” is celebrated with nightly menorah lighting, and special prayers and foods...

The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

Some inspiration from FoodFaith for the 12 days of Christmas… In the spirit of goodwill and sustainability, in all its many positive meanings...

But why the turkey?

But why the turkey?

At the heart of it Thanksgiving grew from the good old fashioned Harvest Festival. Although the idea of a harvest festival or feast and days of thanks for all the Earth provides is not unique to any religion, the modern American version takes it’s lineage from the Protestant tradition of holding Days of Fasting and Days of Thanks...

Giving Thanks Around The World

Giving Thanks Around The World

Across the globe whole communities give thanks for a range of reasons, although the most common are those festivals celebrating the gathering of crops...

National Recycling Week 2016

National Recycling Week 2016

Every year since 1996, Planet Ark has run National Recycling Week (NRW), making 2016 its 21st year (let’s make it a good one!).  Planet Ark lists the aims of the event as ‘promoting kerbside, industrial, and community recycling initiatives’ and ‘giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work, and school’.

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!

FoodFaith shines at annual Lane Cove Sustainability Lane Village Fair

FoodFaith shines at annual Lane Cove Sustainability Lane Village Fair

Great day at the Lane Cove annual Sustainability Lane/Village Fair event on October 9th. The Fair was a celebration of Think Global, Act Local with many inspirational initiatives featured. Thousands attended and the event showcased how sustainability and enterprise can both benefit. 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! For instructions on how to grow your own sprouts, see below.

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.

Learning About Labyrinths

Learning About Labyrinths

Labyrinths have an ancient, rich cultural and spiritual background, and are also therapeutic for people of all different faiths and backgrounds, according to labyrinth expert, Sally Longley.

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.

Religious Leaders Unite on Nurturing Food Sustainability

Religious Leaders Unite on Nurturing Food Sustainability

FoodFaith was launched in March 2015 with religious leaders breaking bread with academics and sustainability groups to discuss the latest food sustainability issues and strategies.

The gathering at Sydney’s Bodhi Restaurant launched a world-first Australian initiative FoodFaith, a response to the growing concerns of climate change, hunger, loss of biodiversity, water restrictions and other environmental crises in which food and agriculture play a major role.

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.