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Farm Lunch at Melbourne Food Hub

Seetihiin! Join the East African Sisters onsite at the Melbourne Food Hub Farm for a delicious multi-course vegetarian lunch featuring fresh, seasonal produce grown from the very soil underfoot. 

Accompanied by a guided farm tour with Farmer Clare, the Farm Lunch is a celebration of 'casual fine-dining', connecting plate to paddock with food and stories that celebrate female farmers & producers. There'll also be opportunity on the day to explore the adjacent Melbourne Farmer's Market. 


100% of the Farm Lunch profits are donated to a Gofundme campaign connecting Palestinian food producers & female agripreneurs with grants to expand their businesses and farm practices. The lunch also provides space for Fahan & Safiya, aka East African Sisters, to showcase authentic Somali & Ethiopian food, culture and community. 

So join us, on Sunday the 21st, for a sumptuous plen air lunch set amongst the rows of Melbourne Food Hub produce & poppies. Hurry, limited seats at the table. 


Clare Harvey | Urban Farmer | Melbourne Food Hub 

A horticulturist and permaculturist, Clare has worked on farms and permaculture projects across the world, currently setting down roots in Melbourne on a 700m2 urban farm on a former landfil site. Clare is interested in the intersection of social justice and farming and its power to enact positive change, and her produce can be found in Melbourne Food Hub boxes and direct to customer points of sale. 

Dr Kelly Donati | Lecturer, Author & Sustain Director 

Founding Board Director and Chairperson of Sustain, Kelly Donati holds a PhD from the Faculty of Science (School of Geography) at University of Melbourne and a Master of Gastronomy (2004) from Adelaide University. She was a 2019/2020 recipient of the prestigious Rachel Carson Fellowship at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Leading and lecturing in Australia's first Bachelor of Food Studies and Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss Institute, her unique interdisciplinary research and teaching practice focuses on food and urbanism, gastronomy, fermentation, diet and health, and community food systems. For the past 15 years, she has published widely in the areas of urban agriculture, gastronomy, farmers markets and Slow Food. In 2020, she co-authored the Pandemic Gardening Survey Report with Nick Rose.

Rasha Tayeh| Nutritionist & Beit e'shai founder

Rasha is a Palestinian nutritionist, herbalist, artist and independent researcher exploring food sovereignty. She is the founder of Beit e’shai (“House of Tea” in Arabic) an online teahouse and apothecary that preserve Palestinian herbalism and traditional Arabic medicine practices. In her research and art practice she is interested in the space where art and health intersect, exploring food history and anthropology. Her work usually takes a documentarian approach combining photography, film, sound and installation practices. She draws on themes around health, culture, identity, feminism, spirituality and people’s place in society and the natural world.

TICKETS : $75 + booking fee

LOCATION : 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington, Melbourne Food Hub 

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