The Glen Eden Food Festival
Saturday, 22nd of March
10:30am to 1:30pm
The Glen Eden Food Festival is a great local event created to share knowledge and provide an opportunity to learn about growing, harvesting, and preparing local food.
The event is FREE and includes informational stalls with people who can answer your questions about edible gardening, community gardens, access to local food, composting, and more.
There are also FREE cooking classes and demonstrations:
10:30-11:10 Cheesemaking workshop: Halloumi, Feta, and Ricotta with Virginia Best and Madeleine Collins
11:15- 11:45 Preserving talk with Julie Craig of Oak and Thistle
11:50-12:20 Indian Vegetarian Cooking demonstration with Indira Vallabh
12:25-12:55 Pacific Cooking demonstration with Regina Wypych of Pacific Heartbeat
1:00-1:30 Simple Meals at Home with Peter Clifton-Sprigg of Vision West
There will be delicious food available for purchase from the WISE Collective* and from Indira's Indian Food.
The Glen Eden Food Festival will also have free local live music throughout the event!
There will also be a backyard produce swap- so bring any excess produce from your garden to share and swap with others.
Want to get involved? We welcome those with expertise in the following areas: Soil Health and Composting, Seeds to Seedlings, Growing Kai, Harvesting and Cooking and Preserving, Sharing and Local Food Distribution.
*The purpose of the WISE Collective is to support former refugee women to gain useful training, knowledge, resources and confidence to generate income, using their cultural skills, interests and crafts. Women from countries including Burma, the Congo, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Afghanistan, and Iraq are involved in a variety of activities and upskilling. The WISE Collective is also a joint project between the Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS) and the Auckland Refugee Community Coalition (ARCC)
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