Reclaim the Food Chain extends an open invitation to a Plains to Plate Potluck Party on Friday August 23rd from 6pm.
A celebration and showcase of community food projects in Adelaide as part of Fair Food Week 2013.
Where: Upstairs at Earth Kitchen, 131 Pirie St
When: 6.30 for a shared potluck meal followed by a few short talks about local food projects
Music from 9pm
Why: to connect people who are passionate about just and sustainable food systems, learn what we are all up to, and celebrate our successes. It’s been three years since the Plains to Plate conference and this is a chance to reconnect and strengthen the network. Also a fun opportunity to learn what’s happening if you are interested in getting involved or learning more.
Bring a dish that represents your idea of fair food for a shared meal.
Hear about some of the amazing fair food projects happening in our very own backyard and share what you’re up to, or your ideas and dreams.
Then let your hair down and enjoy a delicious local beverage and a dance (local band TBA).
And in case that’s not enough, more food (that’s what it’s all about, right?)! Delicious fair trade coffee and locally made cakes.
Get in the running for secret delicious door prizes!
Tell your friends.
There’s a meeting for those interested in a fossil fuels divestment campaign next Wednesday, May 8th, at 6pm in the community room at Christie Walk (entry via 101 Sturt St).
If you’re interested, please come. If you can’t come, you can leave an expression of interest by leaving a comment below
As Bill McKibben noted in his Rolling Stone Article last year — “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”, the fossil fuel companies currently have six times as many conventional reserves as they could safely burn if we are to stay below 2 degrees global warming.
For the past year he has been touring the US, urging institutions to divest themselves of shares in these companies.
Now this movement has come to Australia.
FoE affiliate Market Forces is looking at three key areas:
(a) divestment of fossil fuel shares;
(b) disentanglement of super from fossil fuel companies;
(c) removal of government subsidies for fossil fuels.
In the US, the GoFossilFree campaign is encouraging unis, towns and citizens to divest themselves. 
The Renew Economy website has reported on divestment and the recent
report on potentially stranded assets from The Australia Institute:
“The report, Unburnable Carbon: Australia’s carbon bubble, warns that much of the nation’s coal reserves will become worthless as the world hits carbon emission limits, and that there is little fossil fuel companies can do
FARMING THE CITY
An exploration into building sustainable food production in Adelaide with visionary farmer Michael Ableman
BEYOND ORGANIC: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH MICHAEL ABLEMAN
The award-winning ‘Beyond Organic: The Vision of Fairview Gardens’ tells the story of an urban farm in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate in the US. Managed by Michael Ableman for 20 years, this 12-acre organic farm has become a model of sustainable food production and community involvement. Free entry.
7.00-9.00pm, Tuesday 17 April 2012
Woodville Town Hall, 74 Woodville Road, Woodville
URBAN AGRICULTURE: A WORKSHOP ON GROWING FOR MARKET AND COMMUNITY
Drawing on his experiences as both a rural and urban farmer, Michael Ableman will lead a free, full-day workshop and discussion on the challenges, myths, strategies, structures, and methods for creating vibrant food production enterprises in and around our cities.
9.00am-5.00pm, Wednesday 18 April 2012
Henley Town Hall, 378 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
This event now has only a few seats remaining. To book your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with a contact number, and indicate whether you’d like to pay for a catered lunch and snacks ($20).
MICHAEL ABLEMAN is a farmer, author, and photographer. He is the founder and executive director emeritus of The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, one of the oldest and most diverse organic farms in southern California. Ableman is currently directing SOLEfood, an urban agriculture enterprise established in Vancouver, British Columbia, to provide employment to individuals experiencing poverty and addiction. He is the author and photographer of numerous books. He lives and farms at the historic 120 acre Foxglove Farm, where he also directs the Center For Arts, Ecology, and Agriculture.
Presented by Friends of the Earth Adelaide, the City of Charles Sturt, Slow Food Adelaide & Barossa, the Permaculture Association of SA, Grange Organic & Sustainable Market and Transition Adelaide West… Read more >>