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Adelaide’s Urban Orchard: DVD

Posted in Models, Research by Kate Archdeacon on April 7th, 2011

Source: Friends of the Earth (Adelaide) via  Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network

Tracing the history of food gathering and production on the Adelaide Plains, from the Kaurna Aboriginal nation to present day backyard gardens, An Urban Orchard is a celebration of growing and sharing good food.

In the inner southern suburbs of the city of Adelaide, South Australia, local residents meet to share the bounty of their backyards. Around the table of the ‘Urban Orchard’ produce exchange, people from diverse backgrounds share their knowledge of food production and preparation. While deceptively simple, the exchange is a rich opportunity for building community, reducing waste and powerful element in emerging local food systems, where the talk is more often of ‘food metres’ than ‘food miles’. Focusing on the emergence of homegrown fruit and vegetable exchanges, the film follows the journeys of local gardeners involved in the exchange and offers inspiration for other communities to build more just, sustainable and local food systems in their neighbourhoods.

Check out the Urban Orchard trailer here, and visit the Friends of the Earth’s website to purchase a copy.  DVDs cost $15, plus $5 postage.


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