Space of Waste is a co-working and collaboration hub for creative thinkers focused on sustainability and climate action. It's only open during the day, but Broadsheet Access members were exclusively invited to explore the space after-hours for a one-off event called Salvage & Savour: Cremorne.
There were inventive canapes roaming around – all made with low-waste techniques – from local heroes Lilac Wine Bar and Green On, including radishes mopped up in an artichoke dip and fried broccoli skins. Those were followed up by two of Tarts Anon’s cult-famous tarts: savoury kimchi cheddar and chocolate-caramel. And for drinks, there were rhubarb sodas and wines from sustainable dispensary Glou.
The highlight of the evening was a panel chat with Nathan Toleman (the man behind Lilac as well Hazel, Common Ground Project and Square One); Green-On’s Frankie Cox and Cirque du Soil’s Jean Darling. We heard some eye-opening facts about the impact of food wastage (one of the most rattling, revealed by Cox, was that food scraps in landfill release methane, which is twenty-five times more harmful than carbon dioxide) and ways we can work towards a more sustainable future when it comes to food.
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