Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunset Picnic & Film Screening this Sun 9th Feb

The 2014 Sustainable Living Festival kicks off on February 8th and runs until 23rd and we have a few different events happening in Moreland. Here's a reminder of our first with some more info...

A twilight picnic and screening of The Growing Food Project

You're invited to a twilight community feast and film screening to celebrate free and fair food in Melbourne. Everyone is welcome!

Food will be prepared by the generous volunteers from Brunswick's own amazing Open Table.

We're hoping to source lots of locally grown fresh food for the feast (more on how you can help with this below).

To cap off the evening we'll have an open air screening of the Growing Food Project a short documentary film that captures a cluster of vibrant stories exploring Melbourne's local food movement and community food initiatives, where people are coming together to build local, fair and sustainable food systems. Written & directed by Rasha Tayeh.

Click here
 or below for a little taster of the film to whet your appetite...

Here are the details (or you can look at and share our Facebook event)
Date: Sunday 9th February
Time: Arrive from 6.30, wander through the food forest and community garden (which feature in the film), dinner will be served from 7pm and the film will be screening between 8-8.30pm
Where: West Brunswick Community Garden, Dunstan Reserve, Behind 49 Everett Street, Brunswick West VIC 3055 
BYO: a blanket, something to drink, more of your own food (if you want to), maybe some mozzie repellant just in case 
Cost: Nothing (you can make a gold coin donation if you feel like it) 
Helping: we'll need some hands to help us run things, if you can help on the day email 
Food Donations: we'd love to use lots of locally produced food for our feast and will happily accept donations of surplus produce.
Open Table will be able to use anything and everything - they are a creative bunch in the kitchen. Miscellaneous veg, greens, herbs, edible flowers, citrus and other fruits, eggs, even honey if someone is rolling in it! Please only share what you have in excess. 
We really love giving the fresh produce we haven't used away on the evening in small boxes and paper bags, so there will never be too much! 
If you can contribute, please drop your fresh food off at the West Brunswick Community Garden by 2pm on Sunday 9th Feb. 
Questions: email