You are warmly invited to a public forum with a panel featuring Costa Georgiadis (ABC’s Gardening Australia), UNE scholars and local Aboriginal community members.
This forum is part of a series of activities celebrating the opening of the new Indigenous community garden in East Armidale. Community garden initiatives are proliferating across the globe in challenge to consumerist and neoliberal ways of life.
At a time when there is increasing disquiet about the integrity of Australia’s fresh food production and supply systems, and concerns about global food security, this interdisciplinary forum will canvass the links between local food movements, backyard permaculture and global sustainability, with a focus on promoting and protecting Indigenous environmental knowledge and culture.
From 11.30am a series of short presentations by panellists will be followed by open discussion involving the audience. The seminar will be preceded by morning tea with Costa at 10.30 am in the Oorala Centre foyer.
This forum will be preceded by a School of Humanities Seminar open to the public, to be presented by Dr Lorina Barker, “Kundjikah: Documenting the process of making a film for family and community” 9.30 – 10.30am 22nd May A3 – Arts Building, UNE.
The East Armidale Community Garden Open Day will be held from 1pm, Saturday 23 May at the community garden on Mossman Street, next to Doody Park Oval.
For further information please contact Dr Kate Wright
Phone: 6773 3867