Food is Life at the Food for Thought science fest

Updated: Jun 1

Brought to you by Switch Your Thinking and City of Gosnells

Date: 14 and 22 August 2021

Location: Cities of Armadale, Belmont, Kwinana, Perth, Wanneroo and Stirling, Town of Victoria Park and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Food is Life is a series of eight workshops to educate and impassion you to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

Running from Wanneroo to Kwinana, the events help households discover the fundamentals of food production, exploring concepts like how soil holds carbon; how fertilisers affect water quality; and how nutrients move through soils to produce fruit and vegetables. Apply these ideas in practice to maximise your yields, reduce waste of fruit and vegetables, and consolidate the science behind food production.

An interactive science/engineering workshop building solar ovens will provide a hands-on activity to learn about how materials transfer heat and the sun's energy can be harnessed. Fruit and vegetable sharing and storage will also be explored.