Food swaps are about cultivating connection through a common love – producing food.
How it works in practice, is that people meet and pop their latest produce (harvest) on a shared table. People come together for a chat, and then get to leave with their choice of goods on the table. So, no money is involved and whilst produce may be at the centre, meeting people with a common interest is just as important.
Permaculture Out West (POW) is hosting the first of what hopes to be a monthly Food Swap, kicking off the 6th March 2022 in Yarraville.
The Food Swap is one just of the initiatives that POW helps to nurture resilience through environmental sustainability and self-sufficiency in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Amongst a range of activities, POW also support seed libraries across the area, are the creators behind the #pollinatethewest seed swap project and host a local facebook group to help people share advice.
As part of this free event, POW will be driving the conversation. Each month there will be a different topic, but all related to topics like gardening, permaculture, sustainability and the like.
This months chat will be all things ‘Sourdough Bread Making’. Led by Sarah Rickard and others from POW and the Yarraville Organic Baking and Brewing Outfit (YOBBO), there will be sourdough starter available for people to take home or you can bring your own starter. Starters tend to have their own characteristic flavour and behaviour, so you may be up for a tasty surprise once you get home and baking.
Permaculture Out West Food Swap
First Sunday of the month.
Time: 9:45am, Talks start at 10am, Food Swap at 10.30-11.30am
Location: YCC’s Blackwood Street House, adjacent to Beaton Reserve
Bring your excess garden produce, seedlings, seeds, sourdough starter, gardening or permaculture books and magazines, homemade preserves etc.
Permaculture Out West event are thanks to the support of the Seddon Community Bank, Bendigo Bank and the Yarraville Community Centre.