This is definitely you! The ‘Eaters’ in our food system include “all who eat” – and we all have to eat, right? This domain is especially interested in how we source, cook and eat our food, and how we can sustainably dispose of all food waste.
Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as an Eater.
EATER EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
The Food Embassy
Interested in learning more about your food? The Food Embassy runs a range of events and education programs across Adelaide and beyond.
It aims to bring people together to learn and get excited about delicious, sustainable food: growing it, procuring it, cooking it and – of course – eating it, as well as handling food waste more responsibly so we can be kinder to our environment.
EATER INTERACTIVE FOOD MAPS
Local Harvest (Australia-wide map)
Local Harvest is a community mapping project, initiated by the Ethical Consumer Group, that makes easier to find local and more sustainable food sources. This includes a national directory – a searchable, interactive map – for finding food co-ops, swap meets, community gardens, farmers markets, box systems, ‘pick your own’ farms, farm-gate products, organic retailers, and more.
Local Harvest also promotes and explores DIY alternatives, including resources for growing your own food, making your own produce, storing and preserving, and low energy living. Local Harvest seeks to take people on a journey towards greater connection with their food and the processes and faces behind it.
After noticing so many citrus trees full of fruit that no one was eating, they decided to create an online mapping project. Residents can now connect to find homegrown produce and share their excess bounty. Joining is free.
Eat Local South Australia
Eat Local SA is an easy way to find venues that serve and sell authentic South Australia food.
Through their website, you can explore local food from restaurants, cafes, pubs, and cellar doors through to farm gate, retail, catering, accommodation and food tourism experiences.
Open Food Network Australia
The non-profit Open Food Network is building a new food system that is fair, local, and transparent. The organisation produces resources and runs events and projects that help community food enterprises thrive.
At the heart of it all is an open-source platform that aims to enable new and ethical supply chains between farmers and eaters. Hop onto their Shops page to buy from South Aussie farmers and food producers.
We Need To Talk About Food
A concise, wildly useful and hugely engaging resource, We Need To Talk About Food will help you to understand the wonderful, yet sometimes complex world of food and sustainability.
Download the free guide and start with an audit of your own personal food consumption habits.
The Great Full by Michelle Grant
Michelle Grant is a food systems and sustainability professional.
Her website and cookbook on sustainable food systems aim to help individuals and organisations to contribute to personal, societal and environmental wellbeing through intentional eating, living and leading.
Marine Stewardship Council
Based in the UK, the Marine Stewardship Council maintains the world-leading MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable fishing. You can read more about what sustainable fishing is here – and why it’s hugely important to our health and the health of our water systems.
The SA Government’s excellent Which Bin? campaign help residents untangle what waste goes in which bin.
It’s well worth following the Which Bin? Facebook page, where common recycling, organics and landfill questions are regularly answered and demystified.
ShareWaste is a volunteer-run international community network and a free app that connects people through urban composting. It helps people who would like to compost their green scraps (rather than chuck them in the bin) connect with neighbours who have composting bins, worm farms or chooks and are willing to accept their waste. Membership is free.
As you can see below, the Share Waste map includes many compost piles and chook yards across Adelaide.
The Trashless Takeaway website helps you find cafes and restaurants who are happy for you to bring your own takeaway container, helping reduce the amount of single-use plastics ending up in landfill and waterways.
Search by suburb or postcode to find South Aussie businesses in your local area.
EATER VIDEO LIBRARY
About Food – SA’s Food and Wine Story
A short film created by southaustralia.com as part of the Through Local Eyes film project.
This episode focuses on how to responsibly dispose of your food waste.
A Gardening Australia episode giving further details on this fabulous community initiative.
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MEET OUR EATER CONNECTORS
‘Connectors’ are South Australians who volunteer their time to help link our network, providing information, contacts and connections to our members.
Linda is the Project Manager for the Food Embassy, which delivers a range of fun, hands-on community food programs and events.
She has 20+ years nutrition experience in community-wide initiatives, early childhood settings, workplaces and equitable policy development.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we live, work and play. We pay respects to elders past, present and emerging. We are inspired by the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agriculture and ecological land management.