Time & Location
21 Feb 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oakhill Food Justice Farm, 233 Tyler St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia
About the event
Join us for a farm chat about food sovereignty in Detroit with some farm salad.
We're kicking off the first community soup/salad night of the year with international guest speaker Ashley Atkinson, who joins us during a short visit to Naarm/Melbourne. Ashley (she/her) is the co-Director of Keep Growing Detroit, whose mission is to cultivate a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables consumed by Detroiters are grown by residents within the city’s limits.
In addition to supporting the farm and market operations team at KGD, Ashley is responsible for fundraising and organizational learning via research and evaluation. She has worked in the field of community gardening, urban greening, and vacant land reuse for more than 20 years and has provided technical assistance to groups interested in starting or expanding urban agriculture and social entrepreneurship projects all over the world. You can learn more about Ashley and KGD here: https://www.detroitagriculture.net/
Farmer Jemma and some volunteers will harvest some produce from the farm and make some salads and drinks to share. We would love some help in the kitchen and to setup and clean up afterwards. There is no fee to attend this event, however if you're able to, please contribute a minimum suggested donation of $5 to cover costs for basic groceries for this and future community meals.
Join us on Wednesday, 21st February from 5:00 to 6:30pm, come share some salad, hear an update from Jemma and Nick, and taste what's in season on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country!
Accessibility: Oakhill Farm is accessible via wheelchair from 233 Tyler Street Preston. The farmhouse has wheelchair accessible ramps to enter the farmhouse, however the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. Some areas of the farm are accessible via concrete pathways and uneven earth and mulched surfaces. The closest 24hour accessible bathroom is at Northland Shopping Centre, 10 Murray Road Preston. There are various rooms indoors at Oakhill with desks, chairs and armchairs suitable for low sensory needs.
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Oakhill Community Salad - Feb
Includes a light drink and salads made from the farm. If you're able to, please make a donation to cover basic groceries to support this and future community meals. Suggested donation is $5.PricePay what you want
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