The inaugural Quandong Festival is a unique celebration of native foods on Nukunu and Adnyamathanha land in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Join passionate Australians exploring how to grow, use and incorporate these foods into business and community and share your passion for native foods with the market.
Native food expert, author and educator, Bruce Pascoe and wattle seed grower and harvester and wholesaler Angus Jones headline the festival’s regenerative farming education series. The spirit of reconciliation and a celebration of regenerative agriculture is key to Australia’s food industry and adaptation to changing climate.
The festival brings together leaders and thinkers at the helm of the nation’s native food and sustainability industries as community curates a culture for the integration of ancient foods for locals and the world.
Featuring Australian native food growers, harvesters, cooks, educators and enthusiasts including Costa from ABC’s Gardening Australia, River Cottage Australia’s Paul West and renowned author Bruce Pascoe, with educational workshops, food stalls and culinary experiences.
Children’s craft and activities capture the fun of bush food flavors, food preparation experiences and sustainability; Quandong Festival Working Bee at the Quorn Bush Food Garden; The Great Northern Lodge quandong-themed lunch and dinner by Flinders Food Co. Chef, Dougal Hannagan and New York-based cousin, Barney Hannaghan of the famous ‘Two Hands’ café; gin bar by Flinders Gin; event delivery skills development for people through a volunteer program.
This event is free, but due to limited capacity tickets are required. If you are unable to use yours please let the organiser know so your ticket can be released for someone else.
Supported by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Future Drought Fund and South Australian Arid Lands, Curated by Warndu. This event is part of illuminart's Constellation Stories in Light Trail.