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To Which We Belong (SLF Free Screening & Panel with Costa)

26 February 2022 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join the Sustainable Living Festival for a free screening of To Which We Belong, Oakhill Food Justice System + panel discussion w/ Dr Kelly Donati, Jemma Stefanou & MC: Costa Georgiadis

You might have heard that regenerative agriculture is the next big tool in the fight against the climate crisis, but… what is it? And why is everyone suddenly talking about it as our next great hope? To Which We Belong highlights farmers and ranchers leaving behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable and embracing Regenerative Agriculture.

The film will be preceded by the Australian Short Film about the Oakhill Food Justice Farm, which is a project of Sustain: The Australia Food Network.

OAKHILL FOOD JUSTICE FARM

In June 2021, the Melbourne Anglican Church, encouraged by the City of Darebin, granted a 2-year lease of its empty vicarage and garden at St Mary’s Church, Preston, to the national sustainable food systems organisation, Sustain: The Australian Food Network. The perspectives and images captured in the short film ‘Oakhill’ tell the story of the first part of the site’s transformation, from an abandoned and unloved space, into a centre for connection, education, and healthy food growing. While still in its early stages, the film offers a tantalising glimpse into what’s possible, not just at this site in Preston, but in thousands of others like it across the whole country.

PANEL DISCUSSION
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with

Dr Kelly Donati, an ethnographer in gastronomy and agriculture. Kelly developed and currently lectures in Australia’s first Bachelor of Food Studies and Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss Institute and is the founding Chairperson of Sustain: the Australian Food Network, a not-for-profit organisation which undertakes food system policy work for local government and beyond. Her teaching and research are focused on the multispecies interactions of the food system. She has a particular interest in urban agriculture as a strategy for creating more edible cities. She loves composting almost as much as gardening and cooking.

Jemma Stefanou, is an urban farmer within the Oakhill Food Justice Farm project. Jemma feels most content when growing and sharing fresh and colourful food. She has found a home in the inner-north of Melbourne and has been feeding people within her community from her farm in Narre Warren North since 2020. She also volunteers on urban farms, consults on food growing projects, runs community education workshops, and writes zines.

Event MC: Costa Georgiadis, landscape architect, environmental educator & TV host

Hosted by The Sustainable Living Festival, screening as part of The Transitions Film Festival (Feb 18 – March 13) 

This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free
23 Meyers Place
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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