Farming

Garden Week

Garden Week

Thursday 18 April - Monday 22 April, 2013
Garden Week, Western Australia's longest running landscape and outdoor living expo, is back this year to showcase the latest in gardening, landscaping and outdoor innovations. Boasting over 120 exhibits, there will be thousands of plants to buy, as well as the opportunity to check out everything else from rainwater tanks to worm farms. This year the focus will be on waterwise gardening, so there will be plenty of opportunities to pick some worthwhile hints and tips on the way.
There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained for the whole time, with an interactive wildlife farm, pot planting, craft and much more.

Where: Floreat, WA
When: 18-22 April, 9am-5pm Thursday - Sunday, 9am- 3pm Monday
Price: Adults - $15, Children (under 16) - Free, Concession - $15
Click here for more information.

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Who the heck is Monsanto?

Monday, 25 March 2013

It’s a name you’ll likely have heard floated around in relation to genetically modified foods, Roundup and Agent Orange… so what’s Monsanto’s deal?

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Theatre of Ideas at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

10 March, 2013

Theatre of Ideas will be just one of the exciting events the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will present. Come along as three inspirational minds of the culinary world, Matthew Evans, Magnus Nilsson and Michael Stadtlander, as they discuss and explore ways to shape the world – and the earth – as we know it.
 
All living off their farms, Matthew, Magnus and Michael will bring the knowledge and experience from their kitchens and gardens to the stage to tackle the question: how are we going to feed ourselves in the decades to come? Focusing on food traditions and sustainability, each presenter will give their own take on preserving the earth and its bounty, delving into such questions as why should we reduce our meat intake and why the chef/farmer relationship is so important.

Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Vic.
When: 2-5pm, Sunday March 10, 2013.
Click here for more information.

For your chance to WIN a double pass to Theatre of Ideas at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival(worth $130), email competitions@gmagazine.com.au before the 28th of February telling us why you'd like to know more about growing your own food.

Polyface Masterclass Series

Polyface Masterclass Series

21-23 March 2013

RegenAG®, together with support from South East Burnett Landcare, is excited to host a series of one day masterclasses exploring the secrets of Polyface Farms systems, and how to create a vibrant, diverse, profitable and successful farm. For the first time in QLD Joel will be going into depth on the highly integrated & diverse Polyface enterprise that he runs with his family.

Where: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton Qld
When: Thursday 21st-Saturday 23rd February 2013
Cost: 3 day pass including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and all three masterclasses: $540
One masterclass ticket: $220
Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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The urban sprawl

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

As cities expand, more and more of our important land for growing food close to urban areas is falling to the wayside.

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Fresh off the farm

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

This year, 2012, is Year of the Farmer. A time to pay overdue recognition to our nation’s hardest workers. Our farmers overcome increasing adversities including climate, labour, urban sprawl, and long, hard hours, as they grow food and materials for our nation. We caught up with farmers and their families from six very different farms across Australia, all with one thing in common – they believe in the power of farming sustainably and with our future in mind.

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Local heroes

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

G’s editor Emma, on why there’s no nobler profession than being a farmer, particularly in our current times.

Urban-farmer

Urban farmer

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Urban sprawl is encroaching on farmland while the financial and environmental cost of fresh produce continues to rise. Stephen Mushin is on a mission to empower local communities and kick start food production within our cities.

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From Paddock To Plate

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Come on a journey into the nation’s best food-producing regions with true-blue country girl and ABC Rural radio reporter, Louise Fitzroy.

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Gourmet Farmer

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

One of Australia’s toughest food critics is back for another season following a quest for authentic, good quality, fresh produce.

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