There's a stack of events planned for the weekend in celebration of Bermagui's urban and Indigenous agriculture project - Moodji Farm.
To celebrate Moodji Farm's first year of operations, Bermagui Preschool, Eat Dirt Permaculture, Four Winds and Costa Georgiadis of ABC Gardening Australia are excited to present a number of events at Moodji Farm from November 9-10.
It will be a weekend of conversation, celebration and caring for country.
The Moodji Farm project was inspired by Bruce Pascoe's critical work, Dark Emu, which principally seeks to honor, repair and reinstate the intellectual and cultural heritage of the Yuin Nation through the cultivation of a bushfoods garden and Djiringanj language program.
It was initiated by Mr Georgiadis in September 2018. Moodji also supports the Bermagui community with its sustainable urban farm, landcare education program and waste-to-resource facility.
Mr Georgiadis' return visit will see him first co-present a tomato growing masterclass with seasoned market garden grower, Fraser Bayley from Old Mill Road Farm at 4pm on Saturday, November 9. Entry is $10.
From 6-7pm, enjoy a wonderful supper provided by Spicy Jam at the Bermagui Community Center for $7 per person. The supper consists of locally grown ingredients and produce from Moodji Farm.
During supper, an introduction will be given by Four Wind's Aboriginal creative producer and Moodji's cultural contributor, Cheryl Davison.
From 7-9pm at the Community Centre, take part in a rich panel-discussion on regenerative agriculture and some Indigenous land management perspectives. The panel includes, Mr Georgiadis, Mr Bayley, Aiesha Grierson from Heart Beet Farm and Southern Yuin, Dan Morgan.
Formally of National Parks and Wildlife Services, Mr Morgan now works with South East Local Lands Services as Aboriginal community support officer. He has a strong interest and knowledge of cultural burning practices and revitalization.
Mr Morgan sees the burning practice as central to managing land traditionally and key to linking local community back to culture and country.
Event convener and Moodji project manager Dan Bakker said the discussion will explore alternatives to help people live more sustainably.
"The discussion will explore how innovation, collaboration and cultural convergence might offer more prosperous alternatives in the way we care-for-country, produce food sustainably and how we might consider more equitable land management systems," he said.
"These issues are increasingly pressing as we move forward into a rapidly uncertain global future."
The evening will be emceed by Shanna Provost. The $15 entry fee will go to continue Moodji's inter-generational Grub Club program.
On Sunday, from 10am-4pm, Mr Georgiadis will emcee and co-present a line-up of specialist workshops on permaculture systems, seed saving, huglkultur, planting for beneficial insects and weeds management.
Cheryl Davison will also be initiating a Basket Garden with a planting of cultural weaving grasses. Entry is $10, with refreshments provided.
For more information call Dan Bakker of Eat Dirt Permaculture on 0427 746980.