The Embassy of Sweden welcomes you to – Bee Swedish, enjoy a “fika” and join the conversation on sustainable food.
Saturday 22 May, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bring your family and friends and join us in the Embassy garden on Saturday 22/5 between 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm for a fun and informative cup of coffee and some Swedish treats by IKEA.
Our café will buzz with conversation and:
- Mellisa Hamilton, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Australia will tell us about the work they do around sustainability and food.
- Julie Armstrong from ACT for Bees will talk about pollinators in Canberra.
Panel Discussion on Sustainable Food - We must work together, by starting a conversation and raise awareness, transform and think about how we can improve our food systems and our overall health. By eating more sustainably we can all make a difference and contribute towards a better environment and help our bees.
Listen and engage with our expert panelists:
Professor Saul A Cunningham, Director Fenner School of Environment & Society (ANU). Professor Cunningham’s research focuses on the challenge of maintaining biodiversity in farming landscapes and he has a particular expertise in pollinating insects and their role in food production
Mr Michael Claessens, CEO Regional Development Australia (ACT). Mr Claessens, recognised for his achievements in development, innovation and policy change is coordinating the conference “Food in the Capital” and working on developing the Canberra Region Food Collective, a sustainable local food system.
Ms Fiona Buining, owner Ainslie Urban Farm. Passionate about growing plants, especially food plants. Ms Buining is passionate to create a pathway for future urban food growers, was granted a Churchill Fellowship in 2020 to investigate urban farm ventures to provide a vocational pathway to inspire young urban food growers.
Food systems are complex and are facing many challenges globally, including in Sweden and Australia. Monoculture farming, climate change and heavy reliance on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are drivers of biodiversity loss. Crops are reliant on pollination from bees and other pollinators. Loss of pollinators is ultimately a threat to our food production.
Register here to enjoy an afternoon in the garden of the Embassy of Sweden