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Fringe Festival @ Conscious Caravan

This festival at the Food Garden and Conscious Caravan, we have a full program of locally and internationally recognised performers and artists for your enjoyment. Circus from the Chiploatas and friends, local blues singer Hilary Blackshaw,  story tellers Andrew McKenna and Taffy Thomas and more; along with a permanent exhibition open for the full week and half including, beautiful watercolours, a complete graffiti alley inside the Food Garden, glorious wall paper hangings, t shirts with emotion and fundraisers for the inspirational folk at OrphFund.   Program of Performances SATURDAY March 14 2pm : Storytime Sollai Andrew McKenna Taffy Thomas SUNDAY March 15 3pm...

Menu @ Conscious Caravan

Breakfast: – Seasonal fruit smoothie – Green smoothie – House made activated granola with coconut cream & seasonal fruit (grain free) – Chia pudding   Lunch: – Fresh dip platter, with babaganoush, roasted beetroot dip, smoked pumpkin dip, with our house made grain free rosemary, garlic & olive crackers – Nori wraps with our own cashew mayonnaise & roast pumpkin dip – Quinoa and roast pumpkin salad with potato rosti Desserts: –  Check our display for the best in raw treats & delights (caramel cups, almendines, death by chocolate, hand made chocolates, domenicas)

The Open Food Revolution

This is a reprint of a talk by friend of The Food Garden and avid activist for stronger connections between growers and eaters, Kirsten Larsen. It was presented this week at the Festival of Ideas, and we thought it was well worth sharing here. Can you imagine what Melbourne’s food system will look like in 2033? Kirsten has it all sketched out in this inspiring read. Enjoy! Melbourne as the seed of the open food revolution, when we stopped asking nicely ‘Imagine it is October 2nd 2033 and we now live in a world in which the transition to a...

So what do you do the rest of the week?

As we now only deliver Thursday and Friday, many of you ask “well, what do you do the rest of the week?” I’d love to say “nothing much”, but these food boxes don’t grow themselves people! (Well, strike that, they do actually…) After years of working weekends, our week now starts Monday morning in the Garden, making compost, catching up on jobs, weeding, cleaning up, not much planting at the moment. The Garden has been a bit neglected these winter months as life’s dramas and adventures have taken over, but we’ll be resuming to normal transmission very soon. Monday afternoon...

Resilience in the Garden

Walking through the garden recently, the remnants of the harsh summer just gone were still there to be seen. The ginkgo tree all but given up for dead (twice in two years), a fig tree cutting planted “temporarily” in the corner of the garden away from the drip system, and a beautiful horse chestnut that shot up in late spring and then waned and burned through those scorching hot days. All of these plants had been almost given up on during summer; and yet in early autumn, they all started to sprout new life. It got me thinking about the...