eating local


Program 2012

The 2012 SITEWORKS Future Food Feast brought together artists, scientists, futurists, farmers, restaurateurs, locovores and local people to explore the challenges of food security through the pleasures of eating local. The centrepiece of the day was a shared meal sourced from the Bundanon property and local producers.

Chef Jarred Ingersoll, outspoken advocate of ethical eating and founder of the restaurant Dank St Depot, working with volunteers and a team of associate chefs from local restaurants and TAFE, delivered 750 lunches from delicious South Coast produce.

The menu included a Bundanon steer and weeds picked on the property; South Coast Black Fish , served with algae and seaweed; local organic chicken and seasonal vegetables.

Throughout lunch Paul Greene and the Other Colours entertained the diners.

The ‘Talking Tent’ of experts, farmers and artists was hosted by Gretel Killeen and featured intense discussion about personal responsibility and the role of food production and distribution at a time of changing climate.

Commissioned artworks, invited artists and performers contributed to the day.

Families planted trees and competed to eradicate noxious weeds.

Children’s activities included preparing and cooking damper and lemonade making.