- 28 March 2009 at 12:00 pm
Canberra’s local food is to be celebrated at the Canberra Harvest Festival, being held in conjunction with Earth Hour, on the 28th of March. The main goal of the festival is to bring people together to share in some of the great food produced in our region and to highlight the many benefits of eating locally produced food.
Director of the Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre, Dr Robin Tennant-Wood, believes that most people aren’t aware of the positives of eating locally produced food.
“Locally produced food has benefits not only to environmental health, but to our own health as well,” Dr Tennant- Wood said. “ In Canberra we are very well situated to source a lot of our food locally. Fresh produce, dairy, seafood, meats, wines and even some grains are available in the region and can be bought from local food producers.” The festival will be held at the Canberra Environment Centre and run from midday- 5pm, and the organisers believe this will be a great way for Canberrans to celebrate Earth Hour. “Earth Hour is about more than just turning off the lights, it’s about the way we approach all aspects of how we live, and taking steps to live more sustainably,” said Dr Tennant-Wood. Activities to be run on the day include free workshops, community information stalls, great local food and produce for sale, kids’ activities, live music, and competitions for the biggest and best locally grown vegetables. There will also be a gourmet barbecue lunch running right through the day. Local band, The Wedded Bliss will be performing from 12.30 to 2.30pm.
Further information call: Robin Tennant-Wood or Mark Alwast, 02 6248 0885