Hidden Harvest

10959313_865251516870416_4462078724516985889_nWelcome, we are Hidden Harvest, an initiative that aims to generate discussion about food waste through culinary pop-up dinners prepared with food that would normally be thrown out. During these up-cycle events we will, quite literally, bring to the table the environmental and social problems of food waste in a delightful setting.

Food waste is an issue that affects everyone in the food supply chain; from wholesale and manufacturing food companies to restaurants, retailers and farmers, as well as the consumer. Wasting food is also a waste of resources such as water and energy used in production, packaging and transport of food, not to forget the significant greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by the decomposition of food in landfills. It is estimated that Australian households throw out $AU 8 Billion of edible food every year, the equivalent of 4 million tonnes of food.
So let’s get together and make that first step towards less food waste!

How does it work?

  1. We pick a date, find a suitable location and invite anyone interested in an enriching and lively evening.
  2. Foods that would otherwise be wasted but are still edible will be collected and transformed into a scrumptious 3-course dinner by the Chef of the evening. The menu will always be unique using the harvest of the day.
  3. Enjoy and consume the creative compilation of the chef
  4. Make a donation towards the event of which the proceeds will be used to set up and/or support other waste reduction projects.

The first Hidden Harvest dinner invite will follow shortly. In the mean time like, follow and share around.

Asset Based Community Driven (ABCD) – Facilitator Training Workshop: Wollongong – 6 May 2013

Just wanted to let you know about a series of ABCD Facilitator Training Workshops being organised in five locations across Australia which includes one at Lighthouse Wollongong of Monday the 6th of May, 2013.

It will be facilitated by a team of community development practitioners with experience of leading ABCD – Asset Based Community Driven initiatives across the globe, including Jim Diers and Dee Brooks

Attached is the flyer containing information and registration details.


Alternately, you can click here to visit the Bank of I.D.E.A.S website to register on-line.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at pk@bankofideas.com.au or 0417183719 or Dee Brooks at Dee.Brooks@newcastle.edu.au