Dramatic Soup on Tonight!!
The Food Co-op and Playback Theatre would like to invite you to a night of theatrical performances and steamy soup dishes. Playback theatre is a form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and then actors and musicians recreate these stories using movement, music and words. Looking forward to seeing you there and
Wednesday the 9th of May
7pm for soup
8pm for playback theatre
At The Food Co-op, 3 Kingsley St (Ground floor of Lena Karmel Unilodge) $15/8 price at the door
So we’re in, we’re open and we’re gorgeous! First up, a MASSIVE THANK YOU to our indefatigable Managers Joe and Brendan, and Mark and the other volunteers who have worked so hard to make the new Co-op space ready.
The whole Unilodge precinct is still a bit of a construction site, so here’s a visual guide to find the new Co-op premises. The location is 3 Kingsley St, opposite Toad Hall just off Barry Drive at the city edge of the Uni. Here’s a map of the new location for the visual thinkers among us.
There is a bike rack and an additional (undercover) bike rack on the opposite side of the building. Within a month or two there will be a bus stop at the door. There is some on-street parking that is free outside of 9/5 on weekdays, and a small bay of parking with the same hours at Toad Hall. Most of the parking outside Toad is permit parking for residents, so be careful. There is more free parking after 5:30 on week days in nearby Watson St and McKay Gardens, and there’ll be some trolleys soon to get your purchases back to transport. Click on any of the following pictures to enlarge them.
It’s not that easy to spot just yet …
but as you get closer, you’ll see a reassuring sign. You’re in the right place!
Inside you’ll find the same delicious food and other products the Co-op is known for,
a place to pause and chat,
and have a cup of delicious tea. (Delicious coffee coming soon when the Cafe area kicks off. Really delicious coffee.)
There are lots of exciting things on the way, including next Friday’s clothes swap which is running from 12:30 (more details on Facebook.)
Anyone wishing to volunteer a little time for their extra discount should get in touch and find out what needs doing – we look forward to seeing you at our new Co-op!
Good afternoon members!!
You like a good carrot right? Agree that clean energy’s the way of the
future? Well then you’ll LOVE ‘Carrotmob’………….
To contribute to the ACT’s newly adopted 40% greenhouse gas reduction
target, and spread the message even further, Canberra Loves 40% and
partners present ‘Carrotmob <
Ever wondered how to make small businesses get more sustainable? Carrotmobs
are a fantastic way for business and the community to work together.
Carrotmobs are a global movement of community organisers who use consumer
activism as a way to help change businesses in their communities. In a
Carrotmob campaign, businesses compete at how socially responsible they can
be, and then a network of consumers spends money to support the winner.
Ainslie IGA has won Canberra’s first ever Carrotmob by committing to put
100% of the money spent by the ‘mob’ on Saturday June 11 into reducing their
greenhouse gas emissions. The SustainAbility Advice Team has donated an
energy audit to help Ainslie decide how to get maximum emissions reductions
with the mob’s money. All we need to do is get lots of people to buy some of
their usual groceries on June 11 at Ainslie IGA. How easy is that?
The more of us and the more we spend the more they can do! Join the mob
that’s creating a more sustainable Canberra by registering on our website
Get more for your money than just your weekly groceries – be part of a
solution to climate change, and a fun community event with live bands, bbq,
and fun and games for kids.
You can also ‘like’ Carrotmob
on facebook to keep in touch with this and future Carrotmobs.
Please forward this to anyone you think might be willing to change the time
and place they buy their groceries one time to make this event a success!
If we can successfully flood Ainslie IGA with sustainable shoppers, we can
empower a strong mob of shoppers to influence more businesses again and
again. Just think what hundreds of shoppers could do to transform small
businesses all across Canberra.
Join the mob that wants a more sustainable Canberra, and see you at Ainslie IGA on Saturday 11 June.
See you there!
*NUTRITION TALK WITH MIRANDA BONE B.Nutr.*
*Question Time at End With Miranda *
*& Panel of Long-time Vegetarians & Vegans *
*WHEN:* Tues 21st June
*WHERE*: ANU Lecture Theatre 4, Manning Clark Centre
*TIME:** * *6 pm* for Free Hot Soup & Homemade Bread *Talk Begins
*COST:* $5 YVA & ACT Vegetarian Soc. Members $8 Others
Miranda is a nutritionist and passionate vegetarian, educated in Canberra and currently living in Melbourne.
Her interest in nutrition began when she was researching vegetarianism in her teens, and the two interests have been intertwined ever since.
She studied her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Canberra, graduating in 2009.
She’s now working on the clinical qualification of Masters in Dietetics at Deakin University.
Miranda has been vegetarian 10 years (as of May 2011), and vegan for one year. She served as secretary to the ACT vegetarian society’s committee in 2009, and has been a volunteer nutritionist with Vegetarian Victoria since 2010. She’s passionate about healthy, compassionate diets that fit in with our busy lifestyles – and budgets.
Her talk will cover the basics of a healthy vegetarian and vegan diets, including
food groups, protein, iron, calcium, and B12 as well as some hints and tips for cheap and easy meals and shopping.
*This is a ‘one-off’ talk not to be missed!*
Hello Co-op members
The local Canberra Harvest Festival is on again in 2 weeks – Saturday 26 March, 12pm – 5pm.
n previous years the Food Co-op Shop has had a stall at the festival and we would really like to have a presence there again this year – particularly as this event has been extremely enjoyable, with loads of good music, local food, sustainable ideas and a variety of workshops/presentations.
However, to have a stall we really need volunteers to assist on the day. In addition, you can earn stamps for volunteering.
If you are able to help please email jodiepipkorn[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au (change the text in square brackets) or contact 0400 865 535 before next Wednesday 23 March.
for the Forest Fundraiser onDec 4th, Corroborree Park
Thursday 2nd December
6 – 9pm
Friday 3rd December
10 – 1pm
For more information,
please call Keri:
Don’t let the disgusting 11 degrees forecast for tomorrow stop you from coming out to get scrumptious soup and listen to awesome music and interesting speakers!
Soups are as of now officially announced, this month is going to bring you a cashew and chilli soup and a spiced sweet potato, spinach and coconut soup.
Also, the full runsheet of music and speakers is listed at the bottom of this email, so check it out and rock up for those things which most interest you… or just come for the whole night.
This month we will also have chai, moroccan minted tea, and a full bar featuring organic wine from the region and some local beer. Oh and delicious raw organic cakes made with love.
See you tomorrow at the co-op’s NEW LOCATION on Childers Street, next to the Street Theatre.
Acoustic Soup Crew x
October 16, 2010
6 pm Co-op Tour 1
6:30-6:50 Co-op Tour 2
An Intro to the Co-op: how to shop here, what you can buy & the benefits.
Barbara Schreiner is a co-op coordinator and long term vegan. She is a trained architect, teacher and gardener and long term member of the Food Co-op.
6:30-6:50 Music Set 1 : Winiata (Acoustic/Folk)
6:50-7:00 Introduction & Genevieve Wauchope
Introduction to night & MC by Sarah
Explanation of the Canberra Environment Centre & the Sustainability Challenge by Genevieve. Genevieve Wauchope (War KUP) is the new director of the Canberra Environment Centre.
7-7:10 Fiona Tito-Wheatland (sustainability & you)
Fiona Tito-Wheatland is a lawyer, consultant and researcher. She runs workshops on ideas of sustainability and change and is going to be talking about how to get on with becoming more sustainable without collapsing in the process.
7:10-7:15 Hal Judge (poetry)
Hal Judge is a Canberra writer and poet.
7:15-7:25 Richard Odell (Griffith Butcher)
Richard Odell has been the local Griffith Butcher since 1989. He is famous for his environmental consciousness and community spirit. We’re going to hear a bit about his butchery and the issue of certification of organic/biodynamic produce.
7:25-7:35 David Dumaresq (global/local)
David Dumaresq is a farmer and academic and well known for his human ecology courses at the ANU. He is a well established researcher of sustainable systems in agriculture, in urban communities and in the ethics of what we eat.
7:35-7:55 Music Set 2: Ellen & Susan
7:55-8:05 Celeste McGrath (raw food)
Celeste McGrath is a mother, Sea Shephard activist and vegan. She runs her own raw food business in the ACT.
8:05-8:15 Nick Mayo (sustainable urban food)
Nick Mayo is Canberra born and bred and is passionate about sustainability.
He is a qualified scientist and educator and, with his partner Sarah, the owner of Canberra’s Sustainable House where he works as a consultant, advisor and tour guide. For Nick, kitchen gardening nurtures both the taste buds and the soul, turning food miles into food metres.
8:15-8:45 Music Set 3: Alice Cottee, The Converted
8:45-8:50 Owen Pidgeon (Lorendale Orchards)
Owen Pidgeon is the owner of Lorendale Orchards in Hall. He grows heritage and modern organic apple varieties. He is going to talk to us about life on the orchard through drought, apple festival and Canberra’s urban expansion.
8:50-9:00 Zoe Bowman (Kitchen Garden Cooking)
Zoe Bowman is the NSW representative for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardens in Schools project. She is going to share with us why it’s important to get gardening and cooking into the school curriculum.
9:00-9:20 Music Set 4: Sandy Meischke
9:20-9:30 Saan Ecker (What do we do next?)
Saan Ecker completed a phD at the ANU in sustainability and food. She is interested in definitions of sustainability and how we can get better at how we grow, distribute and eat food.
9:30-9:40 Lucky Draw & Conclusions (Genevieve & Hadley)
Lucky Door Prize & Concluding Remarks
9:40 – late Music Set 5
I hope you are well and enjoying the warmer days we had over the weekend.
I finally have some dates for you regarding packing up and moving.
Thursday 2-9-10 *Last Fruit and vegetable delivery until we relocate to Childers Street.
Friday 3-9-10 *Shipping container to be delivered here for us to pack up our stock and gear
Saturday 4-9-10 *Parking lot behind Co-op demolished
Monday 13-9-10 *Baulderstone take vacant possession of this building for dismantling
Tuesday 28-9-10 *Re-open for trade on Childers Street (see map)
Regarding volunteers for moving, as soon as the container is delivered, we will start filling it. Anyone who would like to assist, please either email or contact the Co-op with your contact details and availability.I will make a roster for distribution to all involved.
As you will note, Thursday of this week will be the last delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables until the 28th of this month.
Here’s what’s fresh in on Tuesday:
Onions Red Spanish
Potato Sweet Gold
Potato Sweet Red
Tomato Grape Punnet
Apples Granny Smith
Avocado Hass Bulk
Bananas Cavendish 2nds
Orange Red Navels
Some information from Alison, who you might recognise as a Co-op coordinator:
The next raw workshop is on Saturday June the 12th,. The first one sold out and this one has a few places left, I have attached a flyer with all the info on it. Please pass this on to any interested friends and family ect you may have as well.
It will cover the basics to show you just how easy it is to include living food in your daily life
Here is a testimonial with permission form a lovely girl who did the last workshop;
Lots of gratitude for Joy and yourself for organising the workshop. No matter how much you read about Raw and think you can do it, its no where near the same as seeing it being done in front of you. I thought the workshop was very informative and practical, it showed us how quick and easy it can be to whip up some raw treats. And because of that, I went out the very next day and bought the exact same cafe series blender and started making green smoothies, the raw cheese and soups. Have been doing it every day since, and am already up and running with my raw lifestyle transformation! So thanks guys!”
Also below is a little blurb about raw food,
Raw Food Diet?
A raw food diet or a living food diet as it is often refereed too, includes foods that are unprocessed and uncooked, such as plant foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, sprouted legumes, nuts, and seaweed. As we know these foods can assist in providing us with good health.
When we don’t heat food above 116 degrees F it is believed to keep the enzymes in food intact, that can greatly assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Not cooking a food also helps retain the nutritional value and “life force” of food. Also by cooking foods it is possible to destroy many of the vitamins and minerals essential for good health.
The amount of raw food you eat will depend on an individual’s preference, however the more the better. One easy way to include more green leafy vegetables in your diet is to incorporate a green smoothie into your daily food intake, this is a combination of leafy green vegetable, and fruit, blended with water. An easy way to do this is to make a green smoothie in the mornings, where you use fruit and any green you like such as baby spinach and blend this with some water, The more fruit of course the sweeter the smoothie will be.
Some benefits of a Raw Food Diet are numerous, just a few are listed below and include;
* Increased energy
* Improved skin appearance
* Better digestion
* Weight loss
* Reduced risk of heart disease
I could go on….