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Macadamias in a nutshell

Macadamias in a nutshell

Macadamias have been around for over millions of years, and can be traced back to the rainforest along the north east coast of Australia. Learn more about the legends and the delicious ways to use this long loved nut.

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Lantern for Diwali

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Lantern for Diwali

Billions of households across the world are abuzz with activity and excitement. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is just around the corner. And so are the elaborate preparations: shopping for new clothes, preparing sweets and savouries for family and friends, spring cleaning the house, and planning for all the fun and frolic this festival entails. But how can we celebrate more sustainably? Read on to find out.

Feature Plant Friday - Apples and their Sweet History

Feature Plant Friday - Apples and their Sweet History

While ‘an apple a day’ has been keeping doctors away since the origin of the proverb in 1860s Wales, apples have a rich history in culture, medicine, and cooking that spans across the world and over thousands of years. Originating in Kazakhstan, apples now come in over 7,500 varieties, or cultivars, most of which can be traced back to their original parents!

Celebrating Sustainably - A Green Day for Dad

Celebrating Sustainably - A Green Day for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. And if like every year you are going eeny, meeny, miny, mo between wallet, shaving kit, perfume, tie, or “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug as a gift for your dad, do your old man a favour. Stop right there. He might not tell it to your face but all he wants is “not” to get one of those gifts, for a change. Keep reading for some of our top tips and ideas.

An Introduction: The Bahá’í Faith

An Introduction: The Bahá’í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith was established in 1863 in Iran by Baháʹuʹlláh (which means Glory of God in Arabic). This religion originates from an earlier, smaller faith called Bábísm. Bábísm was founded by Ali-Muhammed or “Báb”, and foretold of the mission of a prophet who would follow Muhammed - Baháʹuʹlláh proclaimed himself as this prophet and subsequently The Bahá’í Faith was born.

Feature Plant Friday: Cucumber - More Than Just A Pickle

Feature Plant Friday: Cucumber - More Than Just A Pickle

While famous as a briny pickle and soothing eye mask, cucumbers have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years and eaten for just as long. But did you know they are made up of more than 95% water and are actually a fruit? Read on to find out more!

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.

Larder Love - A New Series to Digest

Larder Love - A New Series to Digest

Lately there has emerged a bit of a love affair with the idea of rediscovering our roots and reconnecting with lost traditions. When it comes to the culinary sphere, almost everyone has a story of the foods they grew up eating, of family traditions and of a simpler way of life. All of which ties perfectly into FoodFaith's daily mission not only of environmental sustainability but also social sustainability. Welcome to our new monthly series Larder Love.

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!

A Safe Space to Dream - A Profile for International Youth Day

A Safe Space to Dream - A Profile for International Youth Day

Celebrated on August 12 every year, the day was designated by the United Nations in 1999 to raise awareness of the hardships facing the young men and women all across the globe and to honour their role as essential partners in change. Since then, a theme is selected every year and the day is marked with celebrations around that theme the world over. This year we profile Anastasia Volkova, a Ukraine-born PhD student at the University of Sydney and CEO of FluroSat. Read on to find out more.

Feature Plant Friday - Elder: A Plant of the World

Feature Plant Friday - Elder: A Plant of the World

You may have seen our post on Instagram earlier in the week for Swiss National Day. So today, we are delving into the cultural history surrounding the elder (or holder in Switzerland), the Swiss native most commonly known as elderflower or elderberry. This magical plant has an extensive medicinal and superstitious history, and is even the wood that the Elder Wand is made from in the Harry Potter series!

Mindfulness Apps - Our Top 3 Picks

Mindfulness Apps - Our Top 3 Picks

Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, learning how to pay attention to the now instead of thinking ten steps ahead, behind or to the left at any given point. With history rooted in religious, cultural and secular practice many of us associate it with Hinduism, Buddhism and yoga but it can also be found in Judaism, Christianity and Islam and has now made it's way into our secular daily life. It's a wonderful practice to begin and we literally say practice because not only will it take years to master, there is always room for improvement. To assist you in your ultimate app choice, here we shine a light on our pick of the three best meditation apps.

Time for Tree

Time for Tree

Let us all bring out our gardening tools and plant a sapling this National Tree Day on 29th July, 2018. Celebrated on the last Sunday of July, the day was started in Australia by the non-profit Planet Ark, in 1996. It has become the largest nature care and tree-planting event in Australia since then with over 3.8 million people having planted 24 million trees in the last 22 years.

Feature Plant Friday: The Rich History of Rosemary

Feature Plant Friday: The Rich History of Rosemary

An evergreen herb with a distinctive aroma, rosemary has been used in cooking, medicine, and cultural practices for thousands of years. Enriched with meaning from folklore, rosemary has been used to scare away witches, celebrate weddings, and as a token of remembrance on ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day in Australia, due to its growth on the Gallipoli peninsula. But did you know that rosemary is also a member of the mint family, along with lavender, sage, basil, and oregano?

Three Simple Ways to Benefit the Planet with Your Food Choices

Three Simple Ways to Benefit the Planet with Your Food Choices

Some people get fearful when they hear the word sustainability, feeling that it’s too difficult, costly, and requires too much time. However, as we've shown in lots of previous articles, living sustainably doesn’t require huge amounts of money or even extreme diet changes, it simply requires a person to make small decisions to impact the planet in a meaningful way.


Permaculture Part #2: The Right "Course"!

Permaculture Part #2: The Right "Course"!

Take heart, you are not alone and you don’t have to do it all on your own. A global movement, called Permaculture, has been at the fore-front of bringing about this change. It is a fast-growing community of thousands of individuals dedicated to leading environmentally conscious lives, while helping others to take the green plunge.

Feature Plant Friday on a Sunday - NAIDOC Edition: Lemon Myrtle

Feature Plant Friday on a Sunday - NAIDOC Edition: Lemon Myrtle

To celebrate the NAIDOC week which begins today, we’re taking a look at Lemon Myrtle, a plant that has been used by Indigenous Australians both medicinally and in food for thousands of years. This Australian native has continued to be used throughout history, and now features in products all over the world!