St Canice’s Kitchen Garden & IOOSK presents NOURISH (WINTER)

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July 23, 2015 Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Rooftop, 24 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay , NSW , Australia

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Tickets sold out early for the inaugural Nourish in April, so be quick!

Nourish Talks, on the rooftop at St Canice’s Kitchen Garden, brings you some winter warmth in July. You’ll hear environmental legend Michael Mobbs in conversation with Lucienne Joy about city sustainability. You’ll feast on three courses of spectacular food from our friends at Seed2Soul. You’ll learn more about the power of gardens to build wellbeing and community while supporting an inner-city oasis that’s changing lives through food, growing, connecting and learning.

For Nourish (Winter), our theme is ‘Growing something’. We’re celebrating the power of gardens and gardening. In 1997, Michael Mobbs, then an environmental lawyer and now an esteemed sustainability consultant, overhauled his Chippendale terrace house to be sustainable - independent of city water, sewage, and power. More than 60,000 people have bought‘Sustainable House’ - the book he wrote about how to follow in those trailblazing footsteps. Tens of thousands of people have toured with him through his house and neighbourhood to see what’s possible. More recently, Michael has embraced the ecological and moral challenges of gardening. Growing food, building connections with farmers, transforming the urban streetscape, making soil, and telling stories about it in his second book, ‘Sustainable Food’. Michael writes, “When I grow something, something grows in me.” At Nourish (Winter), the conversation will be about those things. About food, ecological footprints, community, friendship, transformation, consumption and how living more sustainably in the city is only a few decisions away.

You’re warmly invited to be part of this event – Thursday July 23, from 6:30 – 10:00 pm – at St Canice’s Kitchen Garden. This is a ticketed event, open to all ages.

THE FINE PRINT: We need to let you know that access to the rooftop is up several flights of stairs, which means it isn't accessible by wheelchair. The talk itself will take place in the Hall, which is fully accessible, and we'd be pleased to work with you to find a way for you to still experience as much of the event as possible. Call Tilly on 0403 988 132 to discuss, or email nourishtalks@gmail.com. If you can handle the stairs but will need seating once you're on the roof, we've got that covered.