Food in the City. The Urban Agriculture landscape of inner Sydney

Image by Indira Naidoo
Saturday 22 November 2014
8.00am - 2.30pm

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Indira Naidoo

Spend a day discovering the local food culture of inner Sydney with TV presenter Indira Naidoo

Spend a day discovering the markets, gardens and local food culture of inner Sydney!

During the past decade, the inner areas of large cities have become new frontiers for food localism. Cities are alive with farmers markets, community garden activism and restaurants and cafes marketing own-grown food.

These dynamics raise a host of relevant questions for agri-food researchers. Proponents see inner-city food localism as beachheads for sustainable food practices. Critics see elements of elitism and class in these landscapes.

Our fieldtrip will take you through key sites of Sydney’s inner city urban agriculture. We begin at Eveleigh Farmer’s Market, at Redfern and then explore the roadside and community gardens of ‘Sustainable Chippendale’ .

From 12noon join TV presenter Indira Naidoo for an exclusive food tour of the Wayside Chapel rooftop vegetable garden in Potts Point. The Wayside Chapel is a working church and crisis centre, providing homeless and mental health services for the needy.

The Wayside’s 200 square metre garden has won a Delicious Magazine produce award, an ABC local radio community award and was recently honoured by the NSW Institute of Architects for its environmental achievements.

After visiting the garden you will enjoy a glass of wine and light lunch nearby in the kitchen garden of the award-winning local restaurant Café DOV hosted by owner Tim Petersen.