Health and Wellbeing

Bendigo, A Place Full of Gastronomic History

by Michelle Symes • July 20, 2023

It is no surprise that Bendigo was designated Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy in 2019. Our gastronomy story is about growing, sourcing, cooking and sharing food. It is how our culture and heritage is represented and shared through what we eat, drink, the places we share meals, and the memories we […]

A School Putting Gastronomy Front and Centre

by Michelle Symes • March 7, 2023

As you walk through the doors of Kaliana, you are met with a quiet hive of activity. In particular, the canteen staff are hard at work in readiness for lunch service. The difference in this canteen is that it’s not volunteer parents preparing the food, instead, it’s the kids doing all the work. As is […]

Making the healthy choice the easy choice: Greater Bendigo’s Healthy Catering Guide

by Our Team • February 7, 2022

Many of us who have worked in offices – or as part of almost any kind of organisation – will be well aware of “office cake culture” and how often morning teas, meetings, farewells, birthdays and other events involve unhealthy foods we probably wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves on a normal day. The same goes […]

Greater Bendigo’s Food System Strategy celebrates one year of healthy, equitable and sustainable food

by Our Team • December 17, 2021

Greater Bendigo’s Food System Strategy Annual Report has been launched, detailing the ways the City, community and leading organisations are working together to create a more healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for everyone. The report outlines a summary of the progress made on key actions for the Strategy’s implementation, and celebrates the great progress […]

Sowing the seeds of a healthy community

by Our Team • April 1, 2021

Recently, a group of passionate people – from schools, local government, neighbourhood houses and community groups – came together to share ideas and inspiration to help further build Greater Bendigo’s budding community gardening network. The event was the brainchild of a teacher at Kalianna School, where students have had the opportunity to get more involved […]

From Paris to Strathdale: French chef putting simple healthy food on the menu

by admin • December 17, 2020

The little diners at the Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre in Strathdale are most likely oblivious to the fact their lunches are prepared by a French chef who traded in fine dining in Paris for a different kind of gastronomy in Bendigo. Chatting with Fabien Laville at the early learning centre we talk about definitions […]

Get your veg on!

by admin • November 23, 2020

Now’s a super delicious time of year within our region; think tomatoes, beans, strawberries, lettuce, sweetcorn, zucchini and more…

Five farmers’ markets you don’t want to miss in the Bendigo region

by admin • October 14, 2020

From fresh micro-dairy milk and vegan donuts to fresh seasonal fruit, the farmers’ markets in the Bendigo region are outstanding.

How crowdfunding during the pandemic led to Cafes for COVID

by admin • August 24, 2020

Has any good news come out of the pandemic? We speak to Bendigo Foodshare’s Bridget Bentley to find out.

Inside PepperGreen Farm – a healthy food hub

by admin • April 23, 2020

Close to the heart of Bendigo and set on an immensely significant and historic five-acre site, PepperGreen Farm is a social enterprise that employs around 100 people with disabilities.