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2019 Food & Farm Fest
May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$10
2019 SJ Food and Farm Fest
The SJ Food & Farm Fest is an interactive festival where people from urban areas can meet people who own peri-urban rural properties and who produce food, products and services that benefit our community. For one low entry fee, for all adults only, the community has the opportunity to participate in a variety of simple fun activities, demonstrations and listen to a number of very talented speakers all designed to raise awareness of the importance of soil health to the health of our plants the animals that eat the plants and ultimately US.
Guest speakers at the 2019 SJ Food & Farm Fest include:
Sabrina Hahn from ABC radio’s “Roots and Shoots”, and Josh Byrne from the ABC’s Gardening Australia.
Garry Heady from Beyond Gardens, Linda Bonney and Peter Fearns (Fermented Foods), Nancy Scade (Australian Native Nursery), Paula Pownall from GrubsUp (all about growing crickets), Robyn Brown on worm farming and Tanvier talking about permaculture.There will be a variety of other demonstrations to keep you captivated on the day including Watching drones at work; Wicking beds demonstrations; WA Team Penning demonstrating ranch sorting, St Johns teaching the principals of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation); you’ll learn how to de-husk macadamia nuts and the kids can learn how to make a worm farm and take a little one home.
There are great activities for the kids including arts, making musical instruments and making music, face painting, craft activities, camel rides, pony rides, and a petting zoo. There is even a pumpkin rolling competition for both big and little kids.
This year there is a fantastic new school scarecrow competition that you get to vote on to choose the winner.
2019 sees the Alpaca Society and the Waroona Poultry Society holding their breed shows for the first time at the Food and Farm Fest.
There will also be a great variety of stalls to wander about and an excellent range of healthy foods to enjoy, you can sit on a hay bale and munch on your lunch while you listen to a variety of music under the big gazebo or on the hill under the trees.
Reception Speakers area:
11.00am Josh Byrne – Soil – Our Biggest Resourc
12.30am Blue Sky Bread – Sourdough bread
1.30pm Sabrina Hahn – Importance of Soil Health for Gardeners
2.45pm Nancy Scade – Know your soil type before you plant (Australian Native Plants)
The Mall Speakers area:
10.30am Paula Pownall – Grubs Up – growing crickets for protein
11.30am Linda Bonney – Food Fermentation Demonstration
1.15pm Tanvier Fowler – Building soil life with Permaculture
2.30pm Garry Heady – Improving the Soil for more Productive Gardens
Quarry Farm is hosting the 2019 Food & Farm Fest with its great facilities and picturesque outlook, so come with the family and enjoy the fun and festivities on Sunday 5th May 2019. Quarry Farm is located at 1475 South Western Hwy, Whitby.