Sustainable September is coming to Fed Square, with the Virtual Square set to play host to inspiring events and content throughout the month in support of a positive message about health, community and the environment.
To celebrate Sustainable September, Fed Square’s weekly podcast Anything But Square will be releasing a series of sustainability focused episodes throughout the month.
Fed Square CXO Suzana Bishop is joined by Sandro Demaio, CEO of VicHealth and founder of the Sandro Demaio Foundation, to discuss the Little Food Festival and his mission to educate people about the importance of food to good health.
The popular Little Food Festival, delivered by Fed Square in partnership with the Sandro Demaio Foundation, the City of Melbourne and Monash University, returns in 2020 in virtual form.
Kids, join us online on 30 September for an immersive and vibrant celebration of the power of food to inspire learning, featuring an incredible curated line up of at home do-it-yourself activities, entertaining videos and interactive content.
Drawing on the themes of environment, health and community, the Festival includes a video showcase of stories and activities. The videos will be accompanied by a downloadable booklet full of activity sheets so that kids can learn and play along as they watch. The videos will be hosted by Alice Zaslavsky and will feature talent from Bee Healthy, Sage Garden, Oz Harvest, Honey Fingers, Lentil As Anything, Beci Orpin, Stephanie Alexander, Costa Georgiadis, Julia Ostro, and Pawa Foods.
Monash University staff and students have curated several pieces of content again this year for the festival. We’re excited to announce that Minecraft is back this year – with a new challenge for kids to build a food sustainable world. In addition to this you will have the opportunity to participate in a citizen science food waste and packaging challenge. Both of these challenges will be launched in early September and winners announced September 30. Monash’s Little Food Library is back too with story time like you have never experienced it before.
This free event will be open for registration from 7 September, so watch this space for a link to where you can sign up. Registrants will receive resources to get them ready for the festival including material lists, activity sheets, and other bespoke resources created by video presenters. On the day itself, the videos will be launched in amongst live crosses from host Alice Zaslavsky via Fed Square’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Little Food Festival will run from 10am to 3pm on 30 September, but registrants are encouraged to log on in early September to start working on the Minecraft and Citizen Science challenges.