Losing the Plot: food gardening in South Australia is a new exhibition opening at the Migration Museum on 12 September 2015. The exhibition explores food growing across time and across South Australia, including Aboriginal food production, school and community gardens, the home garden and market gardens. Our cultural diversity is key to the ‘who’ and ‘what’ of food gardening, and the ‘where’ and ‘why’ are changing with urban sprawl and climate change. Come along and discover the stories behind the food on our plates.
The opening of the exhibition will see the transformation of the Migration Museum courtyard into a green and active space with the re-planting of the garden and the use of mobile garden beds. The Migration Museum has teamed up with a local primary school to help plant and maintain the vegie plots. The creation of this new city food garden is possible through a partnership with the Adelaide-based Productive Garden Co.
Look out for exciting workshops and other public programs with a focus on food gardening and using garden produce in preserving and cooking across time and across cultures.