The Good Market is a marketplace that connects Perth’s conscious consumer to a community of ethical, sustainable, retailers, producers and service providers.
An annual free event, The Good Market is part of the Social Impact Festival at the University of Western Australia and is focusing on amplifying initiatives that create positive environmental and social impact through good processes, products and profit. This year The Good Market focuses on the Social Impact Festival’s key themes of Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond In The Spirit of ‘Voice Treaty and Truth’ as outlined by Aboriginal leaders Dr Noel Nannup, Dr Richard Walley, Prof Colleen Hayward and Carol Innes.
The Good Market will feature, artists, social entrepreneurs, activists, ethical producers and providers, as well as fair trade advocates such as Neighbourhood Press, ILKA, threeonesix, Postcode Honey, Djookin Dreamers, The Organic Collective, Empowering Chicks, Fair Go Trading, Dunn & Walton, MADhub.co, The ANJELMS Project and many more.
Ethical, local and sustainable food vendors at The Good Market include seasonal street food by Summer 1954, certified organic vegetarian catering by Dunn & Walton, Moroccan street food from Shak Shuka, Lisura Coffee with coffee sourced directly from the family owned plantation in Kenya, as well as delicious seasonal and locally sourced juices, smoothies and coffee from Juice Palace.
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Free Kids Holiday Program
Programmed in the school holidays. Free ‘earth friendly’ creative, sustainable and educational activities will be available for children aged 1 – 16 years.
- Face Painting: Inspiring students from the Dandjoo Darbalung program will be hosting a face painting space (11:00am – 3:00pm).
- Lady Bird Entertainment: Fairies will provide arts, songs and stories for children (11:30 am- 2:30pm).
- Earth Play Arts: Build sculptures from natural objects with artist Ariane Roemmele (11:00 am – 2:00pm).
Free Arts and Music Program
- A Social Impact Gallery will highlight the Social Impact Festival’s 10-year plan with actions and outcomes for how we will walk together towards 2029 and beyond.
- MADhub.co will display photographs as part of their Eighty Dollar Originals project, which gives back to She Sees: a gender gap initiative by The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Indoor Main Stage
11:00am – Middar Aboriginal Dancers
11:30am – 1:00pm Shane Corry from The Galloping Foxleys
2:00pm – 3:00pm Madjitil Moorna Choir, Taaliny Dancers and Closing Ceremony by Dr Noel Nannup
Good Fashion, Good Living, Good Food and Just Living Speaker Program (Free Event)
To highlight positive change in the community, The Good Market will host a platform for leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents to discuss how to redesign the areas of fashion, retail and food to create more sustainable systems of production, distribution and consumption.
Speaker Tent #1: Good Fashion and Good Living Speaker Program
11:15am – 12:30pm Good Living Panel
12:30pm – 2:00pm Good Fashion Panel
Speaker Tent #2: Good Food Movement Speaker Program
11:15am – 12:30pm Creating Healthy Communities
12:30pm – 2:30pm Workshop – The Shift Back to Real Food: The Original Super Food for People and Planet
FULL LIST OF VENDORS:
Speaker Tent #1 Good Living and Good Food Contributors
Good Living Panel 11:15am – 12:30pm
Ethical decision making is at the heart of good living. As climate and society changes, we are all learning how to be in this evolving world. One thing is certain – we can’t keep living in the same way, and the way businesses operate these days is not an option. Change is needed. Permaculture is like a Tardis in many ways – there is a lot more to it than meets the eye, and it changes the way we think about the past, present and future. The principles of Permaculture offer an avenue for change they provide a set of ethics to ground ourselves in our everyday decision making. These principles include; care of the earth, care of people and a fair share for all. It is described as a design system for resilient living and land use based on universal ethics and ecological design principles. David Holmgren, the Co-originator of Permaculture, released his seminal work “Retrosuburbia” last year, and this presentation explores the concepts from the book. Part manifesto, part manual, “Retrosuburbia” focuses on what can be done by individuals within their homes. The suburbs can be places of collaboration and agency to shape our properties and neighbourhoods for the better. Come and explore permaculture design solutions that help householders to; live more fulfilling lives in the spaces they inhabit and inherit, become more resilient in the face of multiple uncertainties and reduce their ecological footprint.
How can we nurture and transform the systems and relationships in our households so they become more resilient and abundant?
How do we creatively adapt what we already have?
Shani Graham and her partner Tim are from Ecoburbia, a business aimed at giving people the sustainable skills they need to look forward to the future with hope in our unsustainable world. Shani and Tim have quickly become two of Perth’s most well-known “Sustainability Gurus”. They won a Fremantle Chamber of Commerce award in 2011, and a West Australian Best Small Business Environmental award the same year. Shani was the Fremantle Citizen of the Year in 2011. The next year Ecoburbia was honoured the Australia wide Banksia Award for Excellence in Small Business. Discovering that awards made very little difference to her life, Shani stopped applying for them and is content milking goats, talking to her neighbours and tending to her garden.
Tan is passionate about creating and making possible new ways of living in a beneficial relationship with nature. She aims to raise awareness of living systems and regenerative culture; the practices, philosophy and theory, in her new business Living Abundance. It is her hope to inspire and empower individuals, groups and the community to make lifestyle changes and join a growing, diverse movement of people worldwide actively participating in exploring slow solutions. Currently she is convenor of the Permaculture Association of WA and also involved with the Transition Town Movement, Community Gardens, Organics, and Biodynamics.
Good Fashion Panel 12:30pm – 2:00pm
This panel discussion unpacks the many facets of “Good Fashion” – a fashion that deeply respects history, craftsmanship, culture and most importantly, people. Featuring experts in the fields of sustainability, fair trade, anthropology and nature based textile art; this is a unique opportunity to explore a slower, more thoughtful future for the fashion industry. Listen to Antonia Taylor in conversation with Gaelle Beech (Founder of The ANJELMS Project and Fremantle Fair Fashion Festival), Claire O’Loughlin (Founder of Ocean Remedy and representative for the not for profit organisation “Stop! Microwaste”), advocate for traditional East Indonesian textile Iven Manning, and textile artists Trudi and Helena Pollard.
Gaelle Beech – Founder of The ANJELMS Project and Fremantle Fair Fashion Festival
Gaelle founded The ANJELMS Project as a people-focused enterprise with its primary goal of providing employment to the communities. She partnered with people from Bali, Nepal and India. For over a decade, and with a burgeoning fashion label focusing on traditional hand looms, natural fibres, dyes and block printing, Gaelle has developed a deep connection with the communities she works with and the positive impact that fashion can make. For Gaelle, ethical fashion is simply about respect – respect for cultural heritage, traditional artisan skills and for the environment.
Claire O’Loughlin – Founder of Ocean Remedy
Claire is focused on sustainable fashion, with particular emphasis on reducing plastic use and microplastic pollution coming from our laundry. A lover of the ocean, Claire researched the amount of microplastics coming from laundering clothing and started a sustainable swimwear brand in order to provide a better alternative for consumers. Claire is the Australian representative for the not-for-profit organisation Stop! Microwaste.
Iven Manning – Advocate traditional for East Indonesian textile called ikat.
Iven is a student of linguistics, Indonesian and Javanese language from Albany, Western Australia. He is passionate about language and community, in both a local and global sense. In 2017/2018 he spent a year and a half living, studying and interning in Indonesia as part of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Scholarship program. It was during this time that he discovered the East Indonesian textile traditions known collectively as “Ikat”. After completing his degree in a few weeks time, he wants to use his interest in “Ikat” as a means to foster closer friendships between Australia and Indonesia.
Trudi Pollard is seen as a pioneer and foremost expert on Western Australian natural dyes. Trudi has been working, studying, lecturing and teaching in the areas of textile arts and ceramics in more than 30 years of creative practice. With her background in ceramics and specialties in glaze technology and natural dyeing, Trudi is fascinated by the combination of natural dyeing, flora and geological make-up, along with an area’s history and the underpinning anthropological story behind nature’s rich visual tapestry, which provides her with never-ending creative inspiration.
Antonia Taylor (Panel host).
Antonia has been working in the fair and ethical trading space for over a decade. While working and living in Cambodia, Antonia founded a jewellery production house which has been providing secure employment to at-risk young women for 10 years. She went on to work at the other end of the supply chain with Oxfam Trading – Australia’s largest ethical retailer – and now co-convenes the WA Fair Trade Collective. She is especially passionate about ethical fashion and co-founded a project called Fairly Fashionable, bringing designers, students and consumers together to raise awareness about issues in the fashion supply chain. As project officer for The Good Market, Antonia brings her passion for conscious consumerism to curate an event that the whole community can engage with.
Speaker Tent #2: Good Food Movement Speaker Program (Free Event)
This speaker tent will provide a platform for change makers from across the food system to re-imagine systems of production and consumption. These networks can function to heal and serve land animals and people of this planet and explores how to create links between the city and regional food centres, how we can build systems that provide healthy and safe food from regenerative landscapes and how can we find ways to remove barriers that trap farmers and food providers in unsustainable patterns of production.
11:15am – 12:30pm Creating Healthy Communities
Join Co-Founder of Prepare Produce Provide Catherine MacDougall, chef Reece Lardi and Djinda Ngardak (KDN) students Rory Charles and Rishaye Shaw in a hands-on exploration of the KDN intercultural culinary program which engages and supports Aboriginal youth in the areas of food, tourism and agriculture.
Catherine MacDougall – Live to tell your story inc “Prepare Produce Provide” Co-Founder
Catherine Macdougall is a passionate educator who is unconditionally focused on modelling excellence in multi-layered ways. Her awards include ‘Finalist Volunteer of the Year’ 2015, Innovator Awards, a Certificate of Excellence from Swan Education District, and twice ‘Apprentice of the Year’ (Culinary) award.
Catherine is also the founder of community linked programs: 5000 Meals and Djinda Ngardak. The 5,000 meals program implements the use of food surplus to prepare meals for families at risk which is now a 10-week program available in schools creating Global citizens and volunteers of tomorrow. Djinda Ngardak in Noongar “Under the Stars” is a culinary program for Aboriginal students from across WA. This intercultural program highlights the use of bush foods integrating contemporary and traditional cooking practices, engaging and supporting Aboriginal youth in the areas of Food, Food Service, Tourism and Agriculture.
Reece Lardi is a chef of 16 years and has worked in a number of well-regarded establishments both within Australia and abroad. His time as a young chef spent working alongside Kate Lamont helped strengthen his love of refined, elegantly simple dishes that showcase the quality of his ingredients. Reece is passionate about utilising locally grown produce and Traditional Australian ingredients in a technique driven style. His goal as a chef is to bring an awareness and appreciation of Indigenous foods to his guests in a contemporary dining style.
Rory Charles – Prepare Produce Provide Session
Rory Charles is a Wunambal Gaambera, Nykina, Ballaggara man from the Kimberley who spent his early years at Kalumbaru and at Pandanus Park Community in the Kimberley. Currently in Year 10 at Perth’s Trinity College, Rory is interested in issues of safe and sustainable food and water, and ways to preserve the traditional knowledge from his grandfather’s country along the Fitzroy River, which is undergoing huge changes with fracking and potential large scale agricultural and irrigation projects.
Rishaye Shaw – Prepare Produce Provide Session
Rishaye Shaw is a Gooniyandi, Nykina woman from Fitzroy Crossing and is in Year 12 at Northam District High School. When she is back home, Rishaye loves going out with her mum and aunties to collect bush food and medicines. The elder women in her community are working on a project recording their knowledge and creating a seasonal calendar so that this precious information can be passed on to future generations.
12:30pm – 2:30pm Workshop – The Shift Back to Real Food: The Original Super Food for People and Planet
Facilitated by Founder of Community Food Events Evelyn Lee Collin, Design Strategist at Commonland Dieter Van den Broeck, Founder of Real Healthy Kids Sally Gray, International Representative of Slow Food Movement and Owner and Chef of Il Paiolo Vincenzo Villetri, President of Serpentine-Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance President Merri Harris, Co-founder of Dunn and Walton Annie Dunn, Wide Open Agriculture Manager Lachy Ritchie and Kelly Ford.
Evelyn Lee Collin – Co-lead Food Ecosystem Innovation Team, Social Impact Festival
Evelyn Lee Collin is a creative community builder and facilitator, dedicated to supporting the transformation of the West Australian food system. Ev founded Community Food Events in 2014, a social enterprise focused on placing food systems issues front and centre of community conversations in WA, and is the West Australian event director for Sustain: The Australian Food Network. Since 2014, she has co-designed and successfully delivered over 30 agri-food events in WA. The Food for Thought Festival is the flagship West Australian event taking place annually in Albany.
Dieter Van den Broeck
Dieter Van den Broeck is the Design Strategist & Facilitator Commonland Foundation at Commonland in the Netherlands where he leads their ecosystem management, stakeholder platforms, landscape transformation, and leadership work. Dieter brings strong experience and knowledge of the Theory U, ecosystem management, and transdisciplinary knowledge production into the process to create strong bottom based and top guided innovations. Dieter’s focus is to create transformation and innovations that are owned by local stakeholders and supported by solid science. Dieter is the Co-founder of the South African NGO called Living Lands.
Sally Gray is the founder of Real Healthy Kids, a WA based business focused on family health education and cultivating life potential. Sally has practiced clinically as a Naturopath (with a Masters in Nutrition), Herbalist, Transpersonal Counselor, Neuroscience Trainer, Stress Mastery Practitioner and Fellow with AIS and Master Life Coach for over 25 years with a focus on chronic health issues with women and children.
Vincenzo Velletri – Slow food rep, Owner and Chef of Il Paiolo
Vincenzo Velletri is the owner of Il Paiolo, a family owned and operated business that has been creating Italian food since 1998. He is also an Australian and international rep of the Slow Food movement based in the Swan Valley.
Vincenzo is passionate about good, clean, and fair food. He also has connections to Terra Madre and supporting of foraging.
Merri Harris – President: Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance Inc.
Merri Harris is the President of the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance Inc. (SJFFA) which she helped form in 2014. The SJFFA has a mission to champion annual educational and promotional activities that support peri-urban agriculture and to influence broader issues such as food security, increasing local economies and community health and nutrition.
Indoor Main Stage
2:00pm – 3:00pm Madjitil Moorna Choir
Founded in 2006, Madjitil Moorna is an all-inclusive community choir that sings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders songs, led by Aboriginal performers. This unique choir performs across Western Australia in communities and schools, workplaces and at private functions singing, learning, healing bringing cultures together.
Della Rae Morrison – Madjitil Moorna Choir Leader
Madjitil Moorn is led by Della Rae Morrison – a Menang, Goreng and Wilman woman of the Bibbulmun Nation of the South West of Western Australia, who has had 30 years of experience in the arts. Her past achievements include NAIDOC ‘Artist of the Year’ 2007, NAIDOC ‘Business of the Year’ 2007, WAM Song of the Year 2007, and she was recently nominated Perth Actress of The Year 2019 for her performance in Barbara Hostelek’s play “Banned” in the Performing Arts WA Awards. Be prepared to get involved as you experience Madjitil Moorna!
Kobi is a 25 year old Bibbulmun Noongar who was born and raised in Perth. While he studies as an English major at UWA, Kobi spends his spare time playing music, being involved in various music projects such as Moombaki, Koondarm, Koorlong, Madjitil Moorna and Endeavorous. These projects and the support he gives to language and culture earned him the 2018 Perth NAIDOC Youth of the Year award.