Wild & Naked - A glance at Geraldton's inaugural food expo
On Saturday 9 July, regional science hub - Scinapse and The Geraldton Project teamed together to deliver an expo on all things food. Boasting over 20 local stall holders and a full program of 10 speaker for the day, the 380 attendees had plenty to discover.
The expo promoted sustainable living through food choices, encouraged food empowerment by supporting the move of consumers to producers, provided a platform for small and micro businesses, celebrated Plastic Free July and celebrated NAIDOC Week through the recognition of traditional owners managing the land and food production sustainably for millennia.
Scinapse coordinator, Lara Sampson, had the following to say;
"The inaugural Wild & Naked Food Expo was in short, a triumph. As a celebration of local, wild, foraged and native food we attracted 369 attendees who engaged with stallholders of whole, natural and local food products, sustainability community groups, speakers and panel discussions. Many attendees stayed for hours as the range of artistic and science based activities kept adults and children engaged, as well as the wholesome food and coffee provided on site.
The support of MLA, Lara Dalton and local businesses’ donation of prizes kept the event buzzing with door prizes and pop quizzes. The range of speakers piqued the interest of the community with feedback informing us that more single event Edible Seaweed Workshops would be well attended, as well as Wild & Naked Food Expo as an annual event"
Profits from the ticket sales will be donated to; Geraldton Youth Recreation Organisation, Boomerang Bags Geraldton, Midwest Carbon Zero, and Geraldton Longboat Association.