United African Farm Initiative - 2019 Australia Post Community Grants Program
Cardinia Food Circles Project - 2019 VicHealth Awards Finalist
The Community Grants Program at Australia Posts supports grassroots organisations led by passionate volunteers, by acknowledging they are the fabric of local communities and providing support through small grants and initiatives.
The program funds projects, in particular rural and remote communities
Cooking with Spinach - Cardinia Community Kitchen
Delighted to have received the acknowledgement of VicHealth in the form of being a 2019 VicHealth Awards - Finalist for the work of everyone involved in the ground-breaking Cardinia Food Circles project over the past three years.
For the Love of Pumpkin - Cardinia Community Kitchen
Popeye loves it and so will you. Our feature vegetable for the second Cardinia Community Kitchen. Read on for facts about spinach, links to the featured recipes at the demo, plus 4 videos for this very green vegetable.
Pakenham Community Garden
It was all things pumpkin for the first Cardinia Community Kitchen. Read on for facts about pumpkins, and links to the featured recipes at the demo, plus 4 videos for this very versatile vegetable (which incidentally is technically a fruit!).
Pakenham Community School Farm and Food Project Update
The Pakenham Community Garden, located at 6 Henry Street, uses organic chemical-free gardening principles and is collectively managed by a diverse group of volunteers.
United African Farm Project - Andrews Foundation Funding
Students have been busy forming beds and sowing seeds to produce 800 seedlings at the farm. A major milestone was reached last month with the planting of over 50 fruit trees across the school grounds.
Cardinia Farmland Protection and Advocacy
There has been lots happening in August and September at the United African Farm.
Cardinia Community Kitchen Launched
'Protecting Melbourne’s Strategic Agricultural Land' (aka SAL)
This is a DELWP project that is planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land use future. The strategic agricultural land (SAL) review, directly relates to the Cardinia Community Food Strategy Key Area No.1: Protecting and utilising fertile land as a source of fresh food for current and future generations; and the related priority actions.
The Cardinia Community Kitchen series, funded by Ripe for Change, started at the Officer Recreation Reserve in the RG Porter Rooms on Monday 16 September. We were welcomed and hosted by the Officer Owls, a local branch of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria, to the first event, ‘For the Love of Pumpkin' and it was a great evening for all things pumpkin.