Be inspired to cook more sustainably with Cornersmith, create some great art with Artspark Studio and listen to book readings from Inner West Libraries.
Cornersmith - sustainable cooking demo
Cornersmith owner Alex Elliott-Howery presents a food waste focused demonstration using tips from her new book Use it All - The Cornersmith guide to a more sustainable kitchen, co-written with Cornersmith Cooking School co-ordinator Jaimee Edwards.
Using a whole celery as an example Alex shows you how to properly store and use the whole vegetable with several recipes. She discusses why buying and cooking whole ingredients is the most economic and resourceful way to cook. The recipes are simple, delicious, good for you and good for the planet.
This demonstration provides a framework to create a sustainable and less wasteful kitchen with any of your favourite fruits and veggies.
This video premiered here on Saturday 29 August 2020.
Artspark Studio - Kids art demo
Illustrator Charlotte Dennis from Artspark Studio shows you how to use natural and recycled materials to make an environmentally friendly artwork “Native Birds on a Spring Tree”.
You will learn some drawing and watercolour techniques to create your birds, while adding your own imaginative ideas.
You might like to grab some art materials and follow the demo as it goes. Materials:
- Lead pencil and eraser
- Watercolour paper or inside of a cereal box
- Watercolour paints
- Cup of water
- Brush with soft bristles (for painting)
- Brush with tough bristles (for glueing)
- Extra pieces of plain white and green paper
- Old piece of cloth
- Small found branch - always look for fallen twigs or small branches, never pull them off a tree!
This video premiered here on 29 August 2020.
Inner West Libraries' Storytime
You can also watch an environment themed Storytime from Inner West Libraries.
Join Csilla as she reads Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley and Kate Endle.
Little kids can learn how simple actions like switching off lights and recycling will help the earth. In Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson little readers will see how a tree changes through the seasons.
Great fun for kids aged 3-5 years old.
This video premiered on 24 August 2020.