You Can Farm with Joel Salatin

21 February, 2015

HE'S BACK! Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day masterclass exploring how to set up a thriving, profitable and ethical small farm, using Polyface Farms' innovative techniques. This masterclass is perfect for beginner farmers, wanna-be farmers, tree-changers, landholders, and clean food advocates who are ready to get serious about regenerative agriculture and fair food systems – all built from the ground up.

Where: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Sydney, NSW.
When: 9am – 5pm, Saturday February 21, 2015.
Cost: Earlybird Price & Group Prices Available.
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Planet on a Plate 2015

Planet on a Plate – Eating and Farming for our Future

20 February, 2015

Celebrate the 2015 Year if the Soil by joining two internationally-renowned eco-warriors for the planet at an important talk and discussion in Sydney; Dr Vandana Shiva (scientist, ecologist, author and winner of the Sydney Peace Prize) and Joel Salatin (American organic farmer and author featured in the documentary Food Inc). Salatin will give an introduction to Dr Shiva's talk about the importance of seed freedom and food democracy for the future of our food and land. The US human trials of GM banana will also be addressed, and there will be a screening of Dr Vandana' Shiva's New Year message: "We are all seeds. In 2015, the Year of Soil, let us grow, together!"

Where: Teachers Federation (NSW) Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW.
When: 6pm for networking for a 7pm start, Friday, 20 February, 2015.
Cost: $45 General Admission, $35 Concession. AGAPE SNACK PACK: $12 - pre-order on TryBooking Vegetarian : Roast Pumpkin Frittata & Salad; Vegan Option: Salad of the Day)
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The simple life

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Paul West of River Cottage Australia talks about the connection between growing and cooking food – and his perspective really does hit the spot.

Food+Tech Meetup

April 15, 2014

What goes in to our body is a major determinant of our health – we really are what we eat! If you are a parent catering for healthy family diets, a foodie, a farmer, a nutritionist, a fitness fanatic or an entrepreneur, this talk will bring together experts in dietetics and entrepreneurs to talk about changing health and food trends in Australia - and what you can do about it. Hosted by HealthTechSydney, we have a night of great talks, dinner/desert and networking for you.

Where: Muru-D Accelrator, Level 6, 363 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW.
When: 6pm, Tuesday April 15, 2014.
Cost: $25, including a healthy dinner and desert (incl. veg/vegan options).
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Ethical dairy farmers

Monday, 23 September 2013

The dairy industry is one that’s wrought with many issues both ethical and environmental. John Smith and his family are seeking to provide dairy that deals as best they can with those issues.

Steve Earl

The farming chef

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Chef Steve Earl couldn’t find the local produce he wanted for his new restaurant, so he decided to buy a farm to grow his own gourmet food.

Soil Webinars

Soil Health Webinars

22 May – 5 June, 2013
Soil health is the one of the most important issues in farming. Australia has some of the oldest and most fragile soils on the planet and thus the topic of soil health cannot be ignored. The National Landcare Facilitator in partnership with Soils for Life presents three webinars on ‘Regenerating Australia’s Soil Health’. The series of webinars have been developed with farmers and others with an interest in land management in mind. They aim to help drive a national conversation around soil health, share information and ideas from leading figures such as former Governor General and Advocate for Soil Health, Michael Jeffery, leading scientists and importantly farmers from across the country who are implementing changes on their farms.

Part I: Wednesday 22 May 12:30pm AEST
Healthy Soils – why is this important, what is the science telling us and a view from on the ground
Part II: Wednesday 29 May 12:30pm AEST
How do we practically regenerate our soil health?
Part III: Wednesday 5 June 12:30pm AEST
How do we measure and extend effective practices?

Click here to register or for more information.

No Monsanto

March against Monsanto

May 25, 2013

If you are concerned about the potential negative effects of genetically modified food on our bodies and the environment, then hop along to your nearest city centre on 25 May and march against Monsanto, the poster-corporation of GM food. The march is part of a worldwide protest against the possible harmful effects of the industry, including ecological contamination, decreased biodiversity and human health risks - not to mention big business creating monopolies and capitalising on our food production. Protests are to be held in the major city centres of most Australian states, corresponding with similar movements globally.

When: 25 May, 2013.
Where: Everywhere! Events in Australia include:
New South Wales: 12pm @ Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney.
Queensland: 2pm @ King George Square, Brisbane.
South Australia: 11am @ Parliament House, Adelaide.
Tasmania: 2pm @ Parliament Lawns, Hobart.
Victoria: 2pm @ State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.
Western Australia: 2pm @ Parliament House (steps), Perth.
To see the full list of events (or create your own), click here.


Buying sustainably

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Tips on how to buy sustainably from third generation farmer, Kim Martin.

Small Farms Conference

Farmstyle 2013 Small Farms Conference

Saturday 10 August - Sunday 11th August, 2013
The Farmstyle 'road map to successful small farming and country living' conference is perfect for anyone who lives on a small farm, or is considering making the move. This conference provides specialised small farm advice that covers many aspects of owning a small farm, from the do's and don'ts of purchasing a farm all the way to organics, and it even covers being part of a small rural community!

Where: University of Western Sydney's Richmond campus, NSW.
When: 10-11 August, 2013
Cost: From $150.
Click here for more information.

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