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Workshop Program for Sunday October 7th

Workshop Program for Sunday October 7th

10 – 11am Knife Skills Workshop – Salad in a jar Wendy Triplett from Prepare Produce Provide will be hosting a hands on workshop and which will allow participants to develop their knife skill and learn vegetable cuts that can be used to make a yummy […]

Thoughtful Food Spring Event Program

Thoughtful Food Spring Event Program

3rd October 2018 Film Harvest presents ‘Edible Paradise Screening’ 6:15 – 8.15pm Orana Cinemas, Albany Ticket cost: $16 Captured over five years, the documentary ‘Edible Paradise’ travels to the four corners of Aotearoa – New Zealand, to meet local food campaigners instrumental in creating community […]

Workshops at Food for Thought

Workshops at Food for Thought

The 2018 Food for Thought Festival will see a range of workshops being held by practitioners from across the region. Practitioners please register your workshop below.

A timetable with confirmed workshops will be published mid September.

Registration: Workshop Facilitator

Workshops will be held at the 2018 Food for Thought Festival on Sunday October 7th at the Albany Town Square.
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Regenerative Agriculture: The guts governing our food, health and future. Why healthy people, need healthy food from healthy soils.

Regenerative Agriculture: The guts governing our food, health and future. Why healthy people, need healthy food from healthy soils.

Guest speakers for this forum include: Dr Charles Massy -BSc (Zoology, Human Ecology) PhD in Human Ecology. Author Call of the Reed Warbler. Professor Amanda Devine – Professor of Public Health & Nutrition in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University Dr […]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOCUSES ON CONNECTING PEOPLE

FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOCUSES ON CONNECTING PEOPLE

MEDIA RELEASE In today’s society we are increasingly disconnected from where our food comes from, how it was grown and the farmer who grew it. The Food for Thought Festival, now in it’s fourth year, brings consumers and farmers together and highlights the local food […]

Thoughtful Food Spring Events

Thoughtful Food Spring Events

We are gearing up for the 2018 Food for Thought Festival and to make it bigger, better and brighter we are seeking your help in igniting passionate local food champions everywhere in WA!

As an innovative organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of community, we want you to get involved by hosting a ‘Thoughtful Food Spring Event’ that ties in with the larger Festival and supports the very important goal of activating a sustainable, healthy, vibrant and fair food system for WA.

Thoughtful Food Spring Events run the entire month of October and are designed to support the Festivals purpose of galvanising a sustainable, healthy, vibrant and fair food system for WA and fostering fair food networks throughout the State.

Events are held by organisations or groups separate from the Festival organisers(Community Food Events and Sustain: The Australian Food Network). Events can take place anywhere within Western Australia and must be delivered between 1st and 31st October 2018.

Option 1.  Register a kitchen table conversation.

  1. Choose a date between October 1st and October 31st.
  2. Invite family, friends and colleagues over to share a meal and discuss a food topic important to you.
  3. Provide feedback to Food for Thought Festival organisers by uploading information onto our website.
    • We want feedback on your topic
    • your ideas and challenges around your topic.
    • what you see as the unintended consequences of inaction
    • and what you want to see happen in the future.

Option 2. Register the Thoughtful Food Event

‘Thoughtful Food’ Events are held by organisations or groups separate from the festival organisers(Community Food Events and Sustain: The Australian Food Network). Events can take place anywhere within Western Australia and must be delivered between 1st and 31st October 2018. ‘Thoughtful Food’ Events are designed to support the Food for Thought Festivals purpose of promoting sustainable, healthy, vibrant and fair food systems and fostering fair food networks for the region.

The event host must organise their own event, including venue, logistics, content, registrations and have the capacity to organise and run the event legally, safely and to a high standard. A submission does not guarantee a place in the festival program. You will be contacted by a festival team member to confirm your place by September 5th.

Applications now closed.

The full 2018 ‘Thoughtful Food Spring Event’ program.

2018 Food for Thought Festival

2018 Food for Thought Festival

The 2018 Food for Thought Festival is back in the Albany Town Square Sunday October 7th from 10am – 3pm. We have an amazing line up of live music, national and local food speakers, delicious food and wine stalls and a full day of free […]

Fervor Long Table Dinner – Celebrating the Region’s Food & Ag Industry Innovators

Fervor Long Table Dinner – Celebrating the Region’s Food & Ag Industry Innovators

If you missed out last year…on Saturday October 6th we will be ‘Celebrating the Innovative Leaders of the Region’s Food and Agriculture Scene’ with a Fervor Australian Pop Up Dining experience! Saturday October 6th Event Opens: 5.45pm Event Time: 6pm- late Venue: Torbay Agricultural Hall – […]

Eat The City – Greenskills Sustainable Living Festival

Eat The City – Greenskills Sustainable Living Festival

There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.  — Alfred Lewis.

Has it ever crossed your mind how much trouble we’d be in if we couldn’t get food from the supermarket?

We invite you to participate in a provocative lock-in workshop centred upon the fictional (but entirely possible) premise that the food supply chain to the Great Southern region has broken down. The workshop will creatively and playfully explore local community responses to a hypothetical food crisis.

About the workshop:

As part of the Sustainable Living Festival and sponsored by Vancouver Arts Centre and Sustain: The Australian Food Network, Eat the City will be holding a lock-in workshop for 60 participants. The workshop will take place from 9.30am – 5.30pm on 23 March 2018 at the Albany Town Hall Theatre (catering provided). The workshop will focus on the potential for, and consequences of, a food supply chain crisis in the Great Southern region. 

We will be using game play as a way to connect with the problems raised by the fictional food crisis, and ask participants to engage in a process of identifying problems, developing solutions, and proposing measures to build resilience. As well as generating awareness of food precarity, the workshop aims to encourage communication across organisations, communities and cultures, and to highlight local knowledge, skills, and resources.

Tickets on sale now! Book in today to avoid disappointment.

Friday March 23rd

9.30am – 4.30pm

Albany Town Hall Theatre

Healthy Active by Design Case Study – Food for Thought Festival

Healthy Active by Design Case Study – Food for Thought Festival

We are excited to say that the Food for Thought Festival has been recognised as a case study for the Heart Foundations Healthy Active by Design Program! Once again the Great Southern is leading the way when it comes to designing healthy, sustainable and liveable […]