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FARM CHATS // WOMEN WHO FARM

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Camperdown Commons

31A Mallett Street

Camperdown, NSW 2050

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2018 brings forth an exciting collection of monthly talk series to be held on the farm. These nights will include and involve local and young regenerative farmers, innovative people working in food, food waste and sustainability in fun/friendly discussions and panels. Our goal is to create a community of mindful humans through connectivity and shared experience. We believe that real-life interaction, conversations and local Australian stories will allow us to do so.

In light of this farm chat falling on the night before International Women's Day, we are hosting some of the most impressive, trailblazing women behind small scale, organic agriculture and ethical food. The discussion will be focused around what these incredible women are doing with their work and empowering women and young girls to pursue a career in what has been generalised as a masculine gendered field for years. We'll be joined by our very own Pocket City Farms General Manager, Em, Epicurean Harvest's Erika, Kirsti of Old Mill Road, Marita Smith from Milton Mushrooms, Lizzie of Piccolo Farm, Fiona of Buena Vista Farm and Eliza, half-Community Coordinator at Pocket City Farms, half-veggie grower. What a stellar line up!

Let's celebrate the soil crunching women of this country.

Cost: $20

Provided: Your first drink (Young Henrys) + nibbles

Bring: Rug or cushion + a keen interest in small-scale urban agriculture

The panel.

ERIKA WATSON is one half of the team behind 'Epicurean Harvest'. Erika and her partner, Hayden are small-scale organic vegetable farmers in the heart of the Blue Mountains. With backgrounds in Science, together they have made a name for themselves in the quality of their food, the passion driving their growing and now supply some of Sydney's top restaurants.

EMMA BOWEN is the general manager of Pocket City Farms and a founding PCF board member. She has a background across small business, small-scale farming, urban sustainability, permaculture and education in slow living skills.

MARITA SMITH cultivates the grooviest of gourmet mushrooms. The extremely precise and scientific process starts in her makeshift, caravan turned laboratory then moves out underneath a shed for the fruiting period. She lives in Milton, a magical spot on the south coast of New South Wales and has successfully created a thriving business valued immensely by her local community.

KIRSTI WILKINSON runs Old Mill Road Bio Farm. A family run business that aims to enrich local food culture, encourage more small scale farmers, connect those farmers to the consumer and promote the idea that we are not superior to the environment but are part of the ecology.

LIZZIE BUSCAINO of Piccolo Farm, decided to start a family and wanted to supply it and others with the best possible food. The only solution? To start a farm raising pastured fowl and delicious organically grown vegetables.

ELIZA CANNON is the community coordinator at Pocket City Farms. She graduated as a primary school teacher and is also a part time vegetable grower on the outskirts of Camden, NSW. She is passionate about all things food and educating kids and adults about it and the food system we find ourselves in.


IN CONVERSATION WITH FIONA WEIR WALMSLEY
Fiona runs one of the most picturesque farms in Gerringong, just south of Sydney. It's an old family farm with an abundant market garden and they run an on-farm cooking school that teaches baking, fermenting and cheese making.


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