Permaculture – education for life!

By | 2017-08-01T16:31:52+00:00 27 July, 2017|business, courses, eating seasonally, general news|

What is permaculture and how can it change your life?

Permaculture is a design science for living systems – it is far from just gardening. Permaculture can be used in all aspects of your life and work and immersing yourself into a 12-day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is “one of the most life-changing experiences” […]

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New Pilot Program – The Kitchen & Garden program for children who love to grow and cook

By | 2017-06-21T07:04:20+00:00 21 June, 2017|courses, eating seasonally, general news|

By popular demand, Aeoncademy are introducing a new program to help children learn to cook and are asking for donations of cooking and gardening equipment.

Aeoncademy’s Sparks (ages 4-7) have been really enjoying participating in a World Cooking program for awhile now, much to the jealousy of many of the older children who want to participate […]

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Truffles events near Canberra

By | 2017-06-21T08:03:21+00:00 20 June, 2017|eating seasonally, general news|

Each year from June to August events are held across the Canberra region showcasing local fresh Black Winter Truffle.

These are some of our favourite truffle events:

Le Tres Bon, Bungendore

TRUFFLE IS ON THE MENU every day throughout the the local truffle season.

COOKING CLASS & LUNCH – 22 July – $150PP – Chestnut and truffle velouté – […]

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A late Summer harvest lunch

By | 2017-03-06T20:48:51+00:00 6 March, 2017|eating seasonally, farmers market, general news, recipes|

We might technically be in autumn, but the full autumnal harvest is still a little ahead of us. There are the early apples giving savour to salads and sweets, and we’re in full tomato, zucchini and eggplant glut time.

This is a little lunch that can have as many or as few components as you fancy.

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What’s in season in February?

By | 2017-02-15T21:19:03+00:00 15 February, 2017|eating seasonally, farmers market, general news|

Buying seasonal food makes sense for a lot of reasons. Eating with the natural seasonal cycle means your food is at its peak taste, offers good value for money, requires less resources to grow and, if purchased directly from your local farmer, or local businesses that support local farmers, doesn’t need […]

Tomato Taste Sensation at the Farmers Market

By | 2017-02-14T20:27:37+00:00 14 February, 2017|eating seasonally, farmers market, general news|

It was great to watch the delight of the many locals who turned out to the Tomato Tasting and Peoples Choice awards at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market. A huge range of sizes and colours of tomatoes had everyone intrigued, from Tommy Toe, Tiny Tim, Green Grape, Jeunne Flamee, Granny’s Throwing Tomato and more.

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Tomato Tasting at the Farmers Market Feb 11th

By | 2017-01-26T13:46:54+00:00 26 January, 2017|eating seasonally, farmers market, general news|

Saturday February 11th 9am til Noon, Bungendore Anglican Hall, Butmaroo St

TBrightside - toms an carrotsigerella, San Marzano, Jaune Flammee, Tommy Toe, Green Zebra, Ox Heart, Yellow Pear, Black Krim, Brandy Wine Pink, Wapsipinicon Peach, Amish Paste …

The varieties are almost endless, are you ready to taste them […]

Braidwood garlic growers on track for a long local garlic season

By | 2017-02-01T12:43:46+00:00 19 January, 2017|eating seasonally, farmers market, general news|

Braidwood is fast becoming the garlic capital of Australia, and this year the Braidwood Garlic Growers Group hopes to supply local garlic in most months of 2017.

Most members of the group, representing at least 30 growers, are in the process of harvesting their late season garlic crop. This should mean that consumers and growers in our […]

What’s in season in January?

By | 2017-01-13T18:36:03+00:00 13 January, 2017|eating seasonally, general news|

Buying seasonal food makes sense for a lot of reasons. Eating with the natural seasonal cycle means your food is at its peak taste, offers good value for money, requires less resources to grow and, if purchased directly from your local farmer, or local businesses that support local farmers, doesn’t need to be transported far.

Eating […]

What’s fairness got to do with food?

By | 2016-10-18T15:29:18+00:00 18 October, 2016|eating seasonally, general news|

Lots. Let’s start with farmers not being paid well by major retail chains for the food they grow and raise for us. Then there’s excessive food imports that unfairly disadvantage not only Australian farmers and farm workers but our food processors as well. And about much of that imported food… do we really know how […]