SAGE Southeast Harvest Festival 2017
Join in the food-for-thought feast that is this year’s Southeast Harvest Festival.
Friday 31st March – Chew The Fat 6pm SAGE Garden, Queen St, Moruya
Saturday 1st April 9am-3pm – Festival Day, Moruya Showground, Albert St
Both events are FREE to ensure the whole festival is accessible for all!
Southeast Harvest is thrilled to be collaborating and co-creating with with our local Walbunja People – the first farmers in this region – for our upcoming festival.
Learn from a diverse collection of speakers on our theme: First Farmers to Future Harvests – bringing together local knowledge holders in Aboriginal and contemporary food production and harvest.
The intent is to draw on local history and expertise to craft a sustainable, safe and fair food future for the entire community.
Southeast Harvest Festival Day – Saturday 1st April at the Showgrounds
Speakers platform in Showground Pavilion – view more details on the event program here
- Bruce Pascoe – Author of Dark Emu, Black Seeds – Agriculture or Accident
- John Newton – Author of The Oldest Foods on Earth
- Lee-Anne Parsons – Senior Walbunja woman and CEO Cobowra LALC
- Bindarray Jiibiny – Walbunja/Gumbayggirr man
- Katie Painter – co-owner of Southlands Fruit & Veg
- Fraser Bayley – local organic peasant farmer and regrarian
Speakers program moderated by About Regional’s Ian Campbell
Bindarray jiibiny will share knowledge and perform dance around the hunter-gatherer theme.
There will be children’s activities, a large array of interactive stalls featuring local produce and locally made delicacies. See displays and demo’s on topics from herb growing to chook tractors and bee-keeping.
Keynote speakers include:
Bruce Pascoe – a Senior Bunurong/Yuin man, is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria, and an awarding winning Australian writer, editor, and anthologist. Bruce is also a farmer and a part of Gurandgi Munjie Food Company (Yuin country) which has been growing murrnong yams for five years, as well as two Indigenous grains; kangaroo grass and native millet.
John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist and teacher.
His most recent book The Oldest Foods on Earth : The Story of Australian Native Produce with recipes, which was National winner in The Gourmand Awards – Best Culinary History book.
Chew the Fat at SAGE Garden
Friday 31st March – open from 5 for a 6pm start
‘Chew the Fat’ has established itself over the last few years as a unique, stimulating forum for discussion of specific fresh topics related to sustainable agriculture in our region. In true style, this year’s Chew the Fat will throw more fat onto that fire.
This country has the potential to feed many, many inhabitants if we look after it and adapt to the needs of the world around us. To know what it needs we need to look back a little, walk through our longer agricultural history…
To help us take this this walk, Ian Campbell of About Regional will be talking with geology enthusiast Geoff Sharpe, Walbunja senior woman Lee-Anne Parsons, local farmer Loris McCauley and climatologist Prof Janette Lindesay to dig deep into our soil, our history and our future.
Panel members include:
- Moderated by Ian Campbell – About Regional
- Local geology enthusiast Geoff Sharpe
- Local farmer Lois McCauley along with…
Lee-Anne Parsons – Senior Walbunja woman, CEO Cobowra Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC). Lee-Anne has a strong interest in creating programs which empower and inspire people to look towards a future which is environmentally, socially and culturally just.
Professor Janette Lindsay – Palaeoclimatologist, ANU. Associate Director Education & Deputy Director, Fenner School of Environment and Society.
Janette’s principal research interest includes climate change science in relation to vulnerability and adaptation.