Wednesday, July 13, 2011

World Kitchen Garden Day

World Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale. It is recognized each year on the 4th Sunday of August.  It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.

World Kitchen Garden Day - 28 August 2011

Here is the logo.... when you organise a get together you can download it and use it to attract attention.

Activities:
How people celebrate International Kitchen Garden Day and with whom is up to them. Some choose to do so in public ways with large gatherings of friends and neighbours, whereas others opt for a more intimate celebration with close family. Here are a few ideas for some activities you might consider organizing depending on the level of involvement you would like to have:

-a walking tour of gardens in your area
-a kitchen garden or local agriculture potluck
-a kitchen garden taste-test
-a harvest or planting party
-a benefit for a local food/gardening charity
-a kitchen garden "teach in"
-a single food theme party
-an activity at a local farm
-etc

Cygnet World Kitchen Garden Day Plans:

I am organising a walk again this year. Last year we walked to 4 private gardens but this year I am taking you to some new developments that have sprung up in the public domain here..... Cygnet Child Care Centre where Alex does a wonderful job of introducing the littlest members of Cygnet to growing and tasting foods from their own garden, St. James School (yet to be confirmed) which has recently started a Stephanie Alexander School Kitchen Garden, Cygnet Primary School (yet to be confirmed) and the Cygnet Community Garden which will hopefully have reverted to garden instead of duck pond by then!

We will meet at Burton's Reserve carpark at 11am on Sunday August 28th and finish up at the Community Garden for a shared lunch from 1pm.

See what they are organising in India at Urban Leaves ....

where this young lad was worried about his pet snail eating his spinach leaves, at a recent celebration in the garden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lady libertyIn the USA its all about freedom.... freedom to grow food where you want to.... you won't believe this video.... it makes me feel sick to think that growing vegetables can be a finable offense!!

You can watch the video and read more here

2 comments:

Maggie said...

Hi Kate,
We are having a "foods of the world show and tell" and afternoon tea at Glandore Community Garden for World Kitchen Garden Day. It would be great if some more Adelaide Kitchen Garden Bloggers joined us.
Maggie

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