forage in february logo(f)orage in (f)ebruary  was a pop-up, month-long calendar of FORAGING around the Gippsland Lakes – thanks to Love Our Lakes (Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee), Love East Gippsland and the East Gippsland Food Cluster.

It was a month of  …  foraging, loving the local. Wild edibles, ephemeral art, traditional skills, raw materials, found objects. Gathering, harvesting, making. Home grown, community grown or wild.

Our final week of February FORAGING was launched by Costa Georgiadis at the outdoor cinema premiere of FAIR FOOD (the film) on Friday, 20 February 2015 and culminated at (f)routeville on 28 February 2015 @ Nicholson River Winery.

You can glimpse the 2015 program below – (f)inished – while we think about 2016.

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(f)routeville 2015

Date(s) - Saturday, 28/02/2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

(F)ROUTEVILLE. $5 ENTRY

(f)routeville. Our annual summer+autumn event at Nicholson River Winery. $5 ENTRY

global feast of circular delights

Date(s) - Saturday, 28/02/2015
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

(F)ROUTEVILLE FINALE. $35

Our (f)routeville finale – the evening dinner – will be a global feast of foods, presented as part performance / part art installation – a taste sensation – a circular buffet. $35 adults. $15 kid…

(f)route *CAMPSTER*

Date(s) - Saturday, 28/02/2015
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

SEE THE *CAMPSTER* @ (F)ROUTEVILLE. ENTRY FEE APPLIES.

The (f)route *CAMPSTER*, designed and built by Giant Grass. Winner of the 2014 *CAMPSTER* design competition will be ready for inspection at (f)routeville.

(f)route pods and arches

Date(s) - Thursday, 26/02/2015 - Friday, 27/02/2015
 

HELP CREATE THE (F)ROUTEVILLE WICKERWORK. FREE.

(f)route pods and arches with Don Ashby – the master of wickerwork, festivals, lanterns and the like – direct from Malllcoota. YOU ARE WELCOME TO HELP US – IT’S FREE.

ti house for travellers

Date(s) - Wednesday, 25/02/2015 - Saturday, 28/02/2015
 

TI HOUSE FOR TRAVELLERS @ (F)ROUTEVILLE. FREE

The ti house will be installed at (f)routeville in the final week of february. Local artists, Gary Yelen, Dore Stockhausen and others will serve foraged tea and talk to travellers throughout the (f)routeville day.

my fab feb forage
workshop @ lindenow

Date(s) - Tuesday, 24/02/2015
 

WORKSHOP @ LINDENOW CAFE . $25 PP

Foraging for words & ideas. Writer Shayne Hyman’s pop-up page for writers culminates at Lindenow Cafe on 24 Feb, over lunch. $25 ph

bush tucker walk
lake tyers beach

Date(s) - Monday, 23/02/2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

WALK @ LAKE TYERS BEACH. $20pp

Join Cassie Harrap for a forage and culture talk at Lake Tyers Beach. We’ll walk and talk, share a bush tea and create something special for (f)routeville.

lakes of gippsland
the colouring book

Date(s) - Saturday, 21/02/2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GALLERY HOUSE NUNGURNER. FREE ENTRY

Josephine Jakobi launches her Lakes of Gippsland Colouring Book – with an exhibition of the original drawings enhanced with foraged materials and intricate hand-hewn embellishment. FREE ENTRY

(f)lanterns
@ nungurner

Date(s) - Saturday, 21/02/2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SIMPLE BASKETRY @ GALLERY HOUSE NUNGURNER. FREE.

Join us at Gallery House and learn the fine art of simple basket and lantern making with Tracey Johnson. FREE.

(f)ruit basket
@ nungurner

Date(s) - Saturday, 21/02/2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SIMPLE BASKETRY @ GALLERY HOUSE NUNGURNER. FREE.

Join us at Gallery House and learn the fine art of simple basket and lantern making with Tracey Johnson. FREE.

fair food. the doco
@ bungalook studio

Date(s) - Friday, 20/02/2015
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

BUNGALOOK STUDIO. LAKES ENTRANCE. $5

Join us for the East Gippsland launch of Fair Food (the doco) with Costa Georgiadis. We’ll also be officially launching (f)routeville – and the beginning of a week of (f)oraging in (f)ebruary! $5 entry. BOOK NOW…

build y-o bamboo bike

Date(s) - Wednesday, 18/02/2015 - Saturday, 21/02/2015
 

4 DAY WORKSHOP @ FINC. $250 pp

A bamboo bike-building workshop led by Sam Mitchell (Orbost) – young builder of bikes and alternative energy inventor. Joined by Giant Grass, Tony Treetops (artist) and briefly – Costa Georgiadis (ABC).

(f)eathered calligraphy

Date(s) - Monday, 16/02/2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CALLIGRAPHY @ NUNGURNER. $10 pp

An introduction to cutting a pen out of reeds and feathers – then using it to create lettered artworks – with Nungurner artist Jochen Kruse. $10.

(f)route @ eagle point

Date(s) - Sunday, 15/02/2015
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

LOCAL PRODUCE FROM THE CART

(f)route brings you sweeet, fresh local produce. Homemade fruit syrups from homegrown fruits, hand stewed fruits. All from excess/foraged/local produce. Corn from the flats!

(f)route @ bruthen blues

Date(s) - Saturday, 14/02/2015
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

LOCAL PRODUCE FROM THE CART

(f)route brings you sweeet, fresh local produce @ the Bruthen Blues. Homemade fruit syrups from homegrown fruits, personally stewed fruits & baked cakes! All from excess/foraged/local produce. Corn from the flats!

eagle point walk

Date(s) - Sunday, 08/02/2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am

EAGLE POINT. FREE

Eagle Point walk with local forager, artist, researcher and photographer, Lisa Roberts. FREE.

upcycle. recycle. cycle.

Date(s) - Saturday, 07/02/2015
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

LAKES ENTRANCE - KALIMNA JETTY - OP SHOP TOUR. $5

Cycle with Sarah Carlisle’s new bike business – and fossick the Lakes Entrance Op-Shops. $5 pp. includes bike hire. ( Use your own bike if you prefer).

(f)ruit basket
@ tambo crossing

Date(s) - Wednesday, 04/02/2015
12:00 am - 12:00 pm

SIMPLE BASKETRY @ TAMBO CROSSING

Join us at Tambo Crossing and learn the fine art of simple basket and lantern making with Tracey Johnson.

(f)ashion (f)orage

Date(s) - Wednesday, 04/02/2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

LAKES ENTRANCE, ESPLANADE SLIPWAY. FREE

Young cycle-hire entrepreneur Sarah Carlisle invites you to a Clothes Swap at the Slipway, Lakes Entrance. FREE.

‘my fab feb forage began in the fridge’.

Date(s) - Sunday, 01/02/2015 - Saturday, 14/02/2015
 

ONLINE WRITING @ FACEBOOK. FREE!

Writer Shayne Hyman launches a pop-up page for writers on facebook​. FREE!