Edible Adelaide – Wednesday 23 November: Adelaide has a rich edible history that has sustained thousands of generations. It is home to ongoing cultural practices of Aboriginal peoples, large multicultural market gardens, smaller community and school gardens, backyard, frontyard and verge plantings.
How can we build on this to make Adelaide more edible? How can we transform our urban areas to be greener, cooler and tastier?
Join us to hear from two international speakers on growing food in cities.
- Building sustainable and resilient urban food systems – Henk de Zeeuw, Senior Policy Advisor for the International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF) Foundation
- Transforming landscape architecture and public space – Debra Solomon, Urbaniahoeve, which means ‘the city as our farm’
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, CQUniversity, Adelaide Sustainability Connect, Sustain: The Australian Food Network are excited to invite you to two FREE events to explore the future of urban food growing:
Events – Edible Adelaide:
- Afternoon Workshop @ Glenunga Hub, 12.45pm for 1pm – 4pm, 70 Conyngham, Glenunga Click here to register
Henk and Debra will present their projects and learnings. Then then there will be a number of conversation circles to share ideas to strengthen and expand urban food growing in Adelaide. This workshop is for anyone who has an interest in making Adelaide more edible. For example urban growers, local and state government (such as planners, policy makers, sustainability officers, people from primary industries and health), businesses, educational organisations, community groups and non-profit organisations. Come and share the projects you are (or have been) involved with. See what others are doing, and let’s see what we can do to make Adelaide more food resilient.
2. Evening Event @ The Jade, 6pm for 6.15pm to 8pm, 160 Flinders Street Adelaide. Click here to register
Adelaide Sustainability Connect (previously Adelaide Sustainability Drinks) will be hosting presentations from both international speakers and local networking. This networking event is open to anyone who has an interest in making Adelaide more edible, including urban growers, local and state government, businesses, community groups and non-profit organisations.
Henk de Zeeuw joined ETC (Erosion, Technology and Concentration) Foundation in 1987 as a senior consultant focussed on participatory extension and participatory research in agriculture, transition to ecological agriculture, farmer organisation, capacity development and institutional strengthening. After developing an interest in urban food security issues and urban farming, he established the Urban Agriculture unit in the ETC Foundation and initiated in 1999 the International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF) which became independent of ETC in 2004. Now the senior policy advisor of RUAF Foundation Henk is also the author of numerous publications and academic papers, his most recently co-authored work ‘Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems’ is an experience and evidence-based ‘state of the art’ exploration on the key dimensions of urban food challenges and types of intra- and peri-urban agriculture.
Debra Solomon is an Amsterdam based artist and founder of Urbaniahoeve (‘the city as our farm’) Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture. Debra began publishing her independent research on culiblog.org on food and food culture, which became an internationally recognised resource about food systems, sustainability, urban agriculture, food-related art/design, architecture, and urban planning. Her projects include a free kitchen utilising surplus produce, co-curating the Edible City (NAi-Maastricht) on food and the built environment and a designer invitée of the design biennial in Saint-Etienne’s (FR) Cité du Design showing community tools for food and sustainability.
Further information: What is urban agriculture?
Sourced via: Natural Resources – Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Sustainability Connect.