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Love Food Hate Waste Workshops


4,000,000 tonnes of food each year is thrown out by Australians; that equates to 20% of all the food we purchase – what a waste!  This equates to approximately $1,000 worth of food that the average Australian family could save each year.  Waste at such a level is detrimental not only to the Aussie family’s hip pocket but also to our environment.

Tackling this global issue on a community level, (and due to the immense popularity of last year’s course: Love Food Hate Waste), ACE Community Colleges is delighted to present another series of these cooking workshops with local sustainable chef, writer and food activist, Alison Drover.

Funded by the NSW Environment Protection Agency, the course will be free to participants (a small refundable deposit is required to secure a place due to high demand) and held across the region from August to November 2013 in Lismore, Casino, Bangalow, Nimbin, Ballina and Lennox Head.

Each course will include a delicious morning tea and lunch prepared by Alison and the students.  The classes will run from 10am-3pm on the day, and cover:

  • The journey of food from soil to plate and the importance of our food choices make on the wellbeing of people and planet.
  • The importance of local, seasonal and sustainably produced food,
  • How to conserve and preserve food,
  • How to cook from scratch,
  • How to implement food waste strategies and
  • Fridge management, meal planning, getting creative with what we have.

To enrol in this FREE environmentally savvy and very helpful course please visit: or contact ACE Community Colleges: 02 6622 1903.


Thur 19th September: Bangalow
Sat 21st September: Casino
Thu 3rd Oct: Lismore
Sat 5th Oct: Lennox Head
Thu 17th October: Nimbin
Saturday 19th October: Lismore
Wed 30th October: Casino
Sat 2nd November: Ballina



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