Past Events

  • Top End Local Food Challenge
    September 14th- 20th 2020 Join fellow food lovers in the Top End for a week long challenge to eat as much local produce in your meals as possible. GULP NT & COOLmob will be partnering with many organisations to help you train for the week and you can sign up to take the challenge on whatever level … Continue reading Top End Local Food Challenge
  • Leonie Norrington’s Garden
    One fine September day, Leonie Norrington hosted six women from a migrant women’s program and other rural residents, to tell them all about her story living for a long time in the rural area, growing edible plants and writing books. The get together was about the ladies also sharing their stories through food, how they … Continue reading Leonie Norrington’s Garden
  • Camp Oven Cook Off in Humpty Doo
    On a warm September day in Humpty Doo, the air was filled with a smell of smoke and delcious smells from inventive and incredible dishes. A camp oven cook off was underway and the competition was fierce; with 6 teams competing of rural residents, sourcing ingredients from local farmers or their own bush blocks; all … Continue reading Camp Oven Cook Off in Humpty Doo
  • Eat my Words – Tastes and Tales of Territory Cooks
    Hidden right in the middle of The Mulch Pit Community Garden over 60 attendees enjoyed a sit down meal under the stars, and were served 5 courses, by volunteers and people who had chosen to get involved with the innovative ticketing system. The tables were decorated with local flowers, provided by a lovely participant and … Continue reading Eat my Words – Tastes and Tales of Territory Cooks
  • Wild Food Walk and Talk
    Wild food walk and talk (in a window of non-wild weather) Continuing on with the theme of wild food GULP hosted a wild food walk at Casaurina Coastal reserve with a focus on native plants. We worked to get Larrrakia guide and representative to lead the walk and talk, but in the end this was … Continue reading Wild Food Walk and Talk
  • Botanical Alchemy from Darwin Backyard Plants
    Plants are amazingly diverse and used by humans in so many ways, not forgetting their intrinsic connection to all other beings.  Here in the Top End we have an abundance of incredible native plants in our landscape and the ability to grow a huge array of Tropical plants for amenity, aesthetic value, happiness, food or … Continue reading Botanical Alchemy from Darwin Backyard Plants
  • Open Garden – Lakeside Drive Community Garden
    There are some wonderful community gardens around Darwin where you can meet knowledgeable people who grow veggies during the whole year and value community. This Sunday Lakeside Drive Community Garden is hosting an Open Garden to celebrate our change in seasons and the great work carried out there by Work for the Dole. Anyone is … Continue reading Open Garden – Lakeside Drive Community Garden
  • Fair Food Documentary – Darwin Premiere
    GULP NT have teamed up with the Enviro collective (CDU) and Lakeside Drive Community Garden to Premiere this great doco in the NT. The AUSTRALIAN FOOD SOVEREIGNTY ALLIANCE INC (AFSA) has produced the film which looks at food systems and fair food. The movie will be screened under the stars at Lakeside Drive Community Garden … Continue reading Fair Food Documentary – Darwin Premiere
  • Wild Food Weekend
    The GULP NT project has recently starting focussing on bush tucker and wild foods (wild food also included feral animals and weeds) and developing ways of making these interesting plant parts and creatures into delicious dishes. A group of interested individuals involved in the project got together to brain storm, discuss and experiment with the … Continue reading Wild Food Weekend
  • Go Bananas
    So it seems such a while ago now that we celebrated the banana at our GULP NT banana festival in conjunction with The Mulch Pit and Lakeside Drive community gardens. It is so sad for back yard gardeners that their bananas are being asked to be removed and many people are upset and bananas are … Continue reading Go Bananas
  • Community Banana Festival
    Here it is the fabulous announcement of The Community Banana festival! March 8th at The Mulch Pit in Night cliff. Join us in our love of the banana and our sadness it is getting destroyed- Come and celebrate how amazing the banana is, join in a weaving workshop and learn about its fibres, see cooking demos … Continue reading Community Banana Festival
  • Fair Food Week Food Share
    Fair Food Week is all about food produced fairly, locally and with as little waste as possible. The GULP project invited community members to join us for a fair food share in conjunction with the Mulchpit to highlight the great food system of local food we grow ourselves. A group of 1local produce cooks met and shared … Continue reading Fair Food Week Food Share
  • Roots Workshop @ The Mulch Pit
    Earlier this year we held a fabulous roots workshop at The Mulch Pit (in Nightcliff, Darwin). We had over 30 people attending, some cassava harvesting and wonderful presenters sharing their food stories and recipes of the easily grown roots- Cassava and Taro, they included- Matumba and his Cassava pone and Taro chips Grusha and Cassava … Continue reading Roots Workshop @ The Mulch Pit
  • GULP Workshop at Alawa Primary
    So our GULP project is all about tapping into the amazing community we have here in Darwin that use produce that grows here and sharing the knowledge. A couple of weeks ago we held a GULP workshop at Alawa Primary School, facilitated by Erin Vaid. Erin runs the kitchen part of the kitchen garden program … Continue reading GULP Workshop at Alawa Primary
  • Tropical Garden Spectacular Tasting Platters
    So, to share a little taste of local produce, wonderful community cooks are creating and donating dishes for tasting platters. These can be purchased at the community cafe at the Tropical Garden Spectacular this weekend. All for a suggested donation, served on a banana leaf on a board.  All recipes accompany the dishes. (Also available … Continue reading Tropical Garden Spectacular Tasting Platters
  • Eat Local, Feed Global
    We also had a wonderful food share and work shop at the Mulch Pit back in November for Eat Local, Feed Global Oxfam campaign that highlights the craziness of our food systems and how eating local can help others further away!. The night was a beautiful twighlight evening and raised money  for a great cause and … Continue reading Eat Local, Feed Global
  • My Sister’s Kitchen Workshops
    The GULP project has been happening, with some great local food shares and workshops, to come up with some lovely local recipes using seasonal produce, from the community, for the community! We have so far been working in collaboration with various organisations including My Sister’s Kitchen (Darwin Community Arts). My Sister’s Kitchen encourages women from … Continue reading My Sister’s Kitchen Workshops
  • GULP Fact Sheet Workshops
    We  would love tell you about an exciting project put together through Food Care NT, as part of its “Learning resources” to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of local food and collaborate with other organisations. GULP (Growing and Understanding Local Produce) Recourses is a project proposed through Food Care NT and auspiced by the Environment Centre … Continue reading GULP Fact Sheet Workshops