A feature event of the Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend, Sustain presents the: Food History & Future Forum with Andrea Gaynor Associate Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Bruce Pascoe Author Dark Emu & MC Nick Rose, Sustain: The Australian Food Network.
Bruce Pascoe - Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
Accomplished author, Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from early explorer diaries that suggest that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history. Bruce argues that a new look at Australia’s past is required.
Andrea Gaynor - The Wartime Victory Garden
Associate Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Andrea Gaynor shares her extensive knowledge encompassing the history of food production in Australian cities in this feature Festival forum. Can a mass mobilisation of suburban gardening bring on resilient and sustainable food systems? Andrea explores this controversial, but compelling, wartime metaphor to find inspiration for large scale transformation.