f you’re interested in knowing where your food comes from, cutting down your food footprint, eating sustainably or just giving back to the community, there’s plenty on your plate this year:
Edible Garden: City Square.
The Diggers Club takes over City Square on Swanston Street, setting up an edible garden with gardening and cooking demos from the experts, including chefs Matt Wilkinson and Paul Wilson.
Veggie Swap: City Square.
March 13 at 10am.
The CERES Urban Orchard Project comes to City Square and encourages home growers to bring and swap excess produce with each other. A reflection of the Victorian communities that do this every week around the state, this is a chance for beginners to get started.
Feasting Vignettes: Various locations.
From Docklands to Parliament House, keep an eye out around the city for food growing in unusual places. Feasting Vignettes questions where food will grow and looks at the challenges of growing food in urban environments. It’s food, but it’s also art. Can we grow food underground? Keep an eye on the Degraves Street Subway.
Homeless World’s longest lunch: Lawn of St Kilda Town Hall.
$50 donation: www.heat.org.au.
If you can’t make it to the world’s longest lunch, you can purchase a ticket for someone less fortunate than yourself to attend this year’s Homeless World’s Longest Lunch event.