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Food, Farming and the Future - Reflections after a year in the Philippines

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Food, Farming and the Future - Reflections after a year in the Philippines

Time: February 11, 2017 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: YCG
Latest Activity: Jan 22, 2017

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11th February – Food, Farming and the Future - Reflections after a year in the Philippines with Emily Boyd (9.30am)

Our previous Workshop Coordinator, Emily Boyd, has spent the past year in the Philippines, farming with deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people. What a year it was - much joy and much pain! In this talk she will share her learning’s from Filipino farmers including some methods for brewing organic fertilisers, right through to working in agriculture in an inherently unjust system. Emily does not claim to have all the answers, but she will offer her reflections on how we can live a more sustainable life. And she might happily brag about the mud house they built!

Emily volunteered through AVID (Australian Volunteers for International Development) as a 'Community Garden Development Officer', working for an incredible organisation, Welcome Home Foundation, who has been supporting deaf people for 30 years. Emily taught the deaf students sustainable agriculture and trained the ‘farm manager’. The vegetables they grow are being used in the Foundations ‘Natural Garden Café’, a paddock to plate model, and sold to local restaurants.

Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers

Duration 2 hours. Bookings are NOT required.

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