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 orchard and food forest projects in their patch.
Film Harvest presents the pick of the crop of alternative and arthouse films every Wednesday, in premium Cinema surrounds. Each week we deliver a different film to the big screen. Our four-week film programs are diverse and packed with entertaining, informative and artful films that wouldn’t ordinarily be presented in regional WA. Film Harvest is an independent organisation, partnering with regional businesses and engaging community to present an ongoing calendar of events. Through broadening the spectrum of movies available to regional audiences at local cinemas, Film Harvest provides a social platform from which to meet, share experiences and discuss film.
5th October 2018
Is Healthy Food Available and Affordable in rural Australia?
10:00 – 11:30 am
ECU CBD LEARNING HUB downstairs @ Maker+Co , Cnr of Victoria and Symmons Street (entry off Symmons St)
Tickets available https://localfoodproject.eventbrite.com.au/
6th October 2018
Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre Produce Swap & Share
10:00 – 12 noon
Albany Community Garden. Humpherys Street, Albany
A very special produce swap & share this month with special visitors from Eat The City who are in town for the Food For Thought Festival!
Come along to our monthly Produce Swap & Share! All welcome, bring excess produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, jars etc. Anything a suburban gardener might want or need! Or just come along for some interesting conversation, local knowledge and information. Cups of tea and coffee provided but please feel free to bring along some morning tea to share.
Sunday 7th October 2018
Eat the City presents What Real Food Looks Like
Albany Town Square
10am-3pm as a free community artwork
Participants are invited to draw and paint their idea of food onto large sheets of paper, and to talk about food and where it comes from, with the artist Elizabeth Pedler.
What is it? What Real Food Looks Like is a festival stall and a free community art project, for Food For Thought Festival 2018. As part of ongoing project Eat the City, artist Elizabeth Pedler will be asking members of the community of all ages and all tastes, to draw or paint a large-scale representation of their idea of ‘what real food looks like’ onto sheets of paper. Participants are given free access to materials, as well assistance in making an artwork. The artist will be there to encourage participants with tips for drawing and painting, and most of all, to engage in conversations about food, local produce, the food industry, and how and where people find their food. Whilst drying, the paintings will be on display at the festival, broadcasting the message of ‘what real food looks like’.
What do I need to bring? Only yourself, but be prepared to get a bit messy! The stall will provide free access to materials (paper, plywood supports on easels, pencils, paint, and crayons) as well as encouragement and assistance for participants of all ages. The stall allows for multiple participants to take part simultaneously. Up to sixty paintings may be created during the festival!
Who can participate? Anyone! You don’t need to be an artist, and there will be help there to get your vision onto paper. If you can hold a crayon or a paintbrush, you can share your idea of What Real Food Looks Like with the festival! This project is open to adults and children of all ages. Children must be supervised at all times.
Monday 8th October 2018
Wide Open Agriculture presents ‘Lunch and Listen: A New Way to Invest in Regenerative Agriculture’
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Flux Basement 191 St Georges Terrace
Free event please register here
Wide Open Agriculture, invites you to an event showcasing the latest developments in regenerative agriculture investment at a local and global scale. Hear from industry leaders on impact investing and how agriculture is changing.
We are a 4Returns food and agriculture company that strives to empower communities, regenerate ecosystems and inspire others. Wide Open Agriculture was initially established to address four key challenges in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia: – Extensive ecosystem degradation – Rapid depopulation – Declining financial returns from farming activity – Reduced opportunities for growth