Oh woe is me.
All my life I've dreamt of finding an Italian family willing to adopt me as a long lost cousin, just a few times a year - but especially during the great passata making festivities!
And here I am, so close and yet so far --
On Sunday 27th February, there will be a local Sustainability Expo, just around the corner from our house, where they will be doing a great big tomato bottling session with the local community. FOR FREE! Alas, we're already committed to going to another workshop that day.
So here I am passing on the info to the rest of you. With any luck our workshop will get postponed to another week :(
Preserve the Harvest - Preserve the Planet - Sustainability Expo
Sunday, February 27, 2011. 10AM - 2PM
Maidstone Community Centre
21 Yardley Street Maidstone
Hold onto your tomatoes! This is the event you have been waiting for.
Have you ever watched one of those foodie programs on TV, where four or five generations of one family get together to cook-up and bottle a years worth of tomatoes? Have you ever wished you could be part of an event like that? Well, here is your chance: Everyone is invited to come along and join in the very first Maribyrnong Community Tomato Bottling. Learn the dying art of turning your excess crops into homemade food for throughout the year.
BUT WAIT! -there's more!
Fruit and Vegetables for all
We will also have activities, displays and expert presenters to inform you about Fruit preserving, Home food drying, Bee keeping, Budding and grafting fruit trees for the home garden, making 'Local Lemonade' and herbal teas, and Permaculture Playgroups. There will also be displays by local providers of products and information for your sustainable lifestyle and much, much more.
And of course, we're going to keep you entertained and well-fed: There will be local musicians, a Henna tattoo artist and Face painting for the kids (maybe have you child painted to resemble your favourite dried fruit!). Have a bowl of pasta smothered in the sauce you just helped make. Grab a locally-made Halal sausage, cooked by locals on the local barbecue!
A fun and information filled day for the whole family.
"How much will all this cost?" you ask. And we answer "Zero, Nada, Nuffin',
Not a cent! It's a FREE event."
- It's a Community Event and you're a Community: Come and join us.
Plenty of bicycle parking will be available and the event will be on rain, hail or shine.
Local Carbon Offsets will be purchased for this event.
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Maribyrnong City Council
0411 861 412