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Transforming Food Waste into a Resource
June 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Oranjezicht City Farm invites you to attend one or all of the sessions that comprise a 10-part series on the food system in Cape Town. The series is a platform for sharing ideas about creating a healthier, more conscious and just food system in the Mother City.
Sessions will bring together a wide range of speakers involved in shaping the food system. An opportunity for food growers, academics, activists, writers, nutritionists, food lovers and anyone interested in a sustainable approach to engage in key issues intimately connected to the food we eat and the future of food in Cape Town.
Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please arrive from 6.30pm.
The venue is Twenty-Fifty, 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
Farm Soup and refreshments will be available. Attendance will be on a donation basis at the door.
For information please contact Maya Marshak on firstname.lastname@example.org.
FoodBank South Africa: Addressing Hunger and Food Wastage in South Africa
Kate Hamilton (pictured above)
Kate Hamilton is the Fund Development Manager for FoodBank South Africa. She has been working in the NGO sector for four years and her background is in HIV education and testing and food security in South Africa. Kate is inspired by people who live outside of the imaginary boundaries that society lives within.
Food Waste: Composting for Households and Businesses
Melanie Jones qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1998 and worked in small and large veterinary practice in the UK and South Africa. In 2008 Melanie developed an interest in recycling organic waste after visiting organic waste processing facilities overseas.
She returned to South Africa to established Zero to Landfill Organics in Cape Town. Zero waste to landfill composts organic waste in particular food waste from hotels and businesses. To date Zero Waste to Landfill has diverted 1 000 tons of organic waste from Cape Town’s over-capacitated landfills.
Melanie has worked as a consultant for the Department of Environmental Affairs developing a business plan for food waste composting. She has also established Waste to Wealth Africa – a charitable trust focused on recycling initiatives in schools and under privileged communities.
Omeros Demetriou is the founder of Food 4 Thought, the culmination of a combined background working in food marketing and the NGO sector. Food 4 Thought is a community-based platform where local businesses and charities can connect in order redistribute surplus production that would otherwise go to waste.