Taking Root is a free ‘creative nature club’ for children aged 5-11 in the Locavore Community Garden. It runs 4 days a week for 4 weeks during school holidays and includes a healthy lunch and snack. Children spend time relaxing in our community garden and taking part in a rotation of activities including story telling and identity, yoga and wellbeing, performance, film, nature crafts, food growing, forest school and cooking, led by artists and creative facilitators. Specialist support is provided for children with additional needs.

Based on a central provocation – ‘What future do you want?’, children will document their creative explorations through collaborative scrap-booking, writing and through the advocacy of the facilitators, focusing on weekly themes:

LOOK AFTER THE EARTH + IT WILL LOOK AFTER YOU

GROW IT, SHARE IT, EAT IT

KINSHIP + PLAY

GROWING FOOD TOGETHER IS A RADICAL ACT

Commissioned artists will participate in workshops and the children will work with Diaspora Garden and Another Provision to create a Community Feast for their families and neighbours.

Another Provision is the collaborative practice of researcher Dr. Hanna Baumann and artist Johann Arens. They apply strategies of public art to highlight the need for increased food justice, imagine concrete alternative models and de-stigmatise public food services. Their mobile Community Feast installation can be set up in any location where community food projects want to bring people together.

http://anotherprovision.org/exhibition.html