Tasting Australia - Escargot Festival
Join us for the slowest festival in Australia
Careship Coorong, a social care and free-range snail farm will be showcasing a smorgasbord of snail dishes cooked by Atomic Food's chef, Heath Broeckelmann & the students from our intergenerational cooking & gardening program. The farm aims to provide social support to people living with dementia and persons with mental health issues and disabilities. Learn about the process of farming and processing snails while enjoying great wine, excellent escargots, fabulous entertainment and a variety of desserts served in a traditional Mongolian Yurt. Experience true country hospitality with homegrown culinary delights where the humble snail is the star of the show. Dress in country wear with some flair.
Tickets $70 which includes smorgasbord of escargot dishes, first drink, gift bag, entertainment (live music & games, snail races). Option to buy drinks.
For tickets go to www.tastingaustralia.com.au
Case Study and Discussion Paper
Care Farms and Mental Health - Day Support in Rural South Australia for Mental Health and Dementia
This article reports on the 2017 pilot program Escargot and subsequent funded programs in mid-2018, in rural Coonalpyn, South Australia. The escargot projects offer day support for people living with dementia and other mental health conditions. Given that there are established models in the UK and The Netherlands, and considering the success of this pilot, this article poses the question; “What would it take to establish care farming as a networked approach to support and respite care in Australia?”
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