Annual ‘Sustainable Cook-Off’ In Tamborine …
On a warm Sunday in December, around 50 gardening and sustainable living enthusiasts gathered together at the Tamborine Village Homestead for Permaculture Connect’s Annual ‘Sustainable Cook-Off’ event. Participants got to tour the property and learned how owners Yana Vatutina and Eddie Cheung, transformed the site from a standard lifestyle bock into an abundant, sub-tropical oasis in just three years. Highlights of the tour included the food forest, water-harvesting swales, wicking bed kitchen garden, and the young native forest. Yana and Eddie not only shared their successes but also highlighted the challenges they experienced and how they overcame them.
For the cook-off event, guests were asked to bring home-grown or locally-sourced, organic produce, which was placed on a shared table. Then three teams each had to create three dishes from the wonderful assortment of food. The final dishes were wildly creative and delicious. All guests feasted on the delicious food and spent the rest of the afternoon socializing and sharing food-growing ideas.
Event organiser Doreen Jackman comments, “The Sustainable Cook-Off keeps getting bigger and better as it evolves, what an amazing day we had!”