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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.