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.

Discussion Forums – NSW Framework for Sustainability Action and Engagement

  • Do you engage your community in environmental issues?
  • Are you from local or state government, a community organisation or a business?
  • Are you a teacher, an academic, a community member or volunteer with an environment group?

Across NSW there are thousands of people like you who care about our environment and are educating and engaging other community members. Come to a forum to have your actions and ideas contribute to a NSW Framework for Sustainability Action and Engagement. Help us plan for the future.

Illawarra | 13th March 2-5pmState Office Block, 84 Crown St, Wollongong.

Hosted by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Register https://aaeensw.wufoo.com/forms/future-direction-framework-workshops/

Further details about each venue and the agenda will be forwarded to registered attendees. There is no cost, but numbers are limited so please book now to secure your place.

Those who are not close to a forum venue, or who cannot attend on the scheduled date, will be able to join in on a webinar to be advertised shortly. Visit the AAEE NSW website for more information www.aaeensw.org.au/content/draftframework. If you would like more information on this project, contact the project team though project@aaeensw.org.au.

This project is coordinated by AAEE NSW and has been assisted by the NSW Office for Environment & Heritage.