Food for thought

Lindsay Lockhart will be giving train rides during the festival.
Lindsay Lockhart will be giving train rides during the festival.

The festival will be held at the Beef Natural Farm in Mardella on April 9 and will offer a place for local produce.

For the children there will be Drippy the Dragon, a magic show, fruit kebab making, hay bale rides and face-painting.

There will also be a range of farm-themed demonstrations, games and cattle-related competitions.

There will be an array of stalls displaying local produce and music provided by local youth.

The festival is an extension of the ever growing Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance, which aims to raise awareness about health improvement through thoughtful consumption and preservation of plant and animal food products.

Speakers at the event will include Peter Dingle, who will speak on eating your way to good health, Nancy Scade, who is an Australian native plant expert, and Gerald Bersma, who will not only demonstrate the art of bull whispering but also talk about taking the junk out of beef.

Tina Old will speak about funky fermenting, and Can the Bee Wrangler will teach all there is to know about bees.

Ron and Brenda Conochie will provide an interactive talk about the art of worm farming.

For tickets or more information, go to www.foodand