Social Inclusion week at the Gusto! exhibition


Watch an interactive reading of ‘Empty Fridge’ by Emma Baker, Family Program Officer at the State Library Victoria, as part of Gusto! Family Day during Social Inclusion Week.

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Emma and her lovely support team of volunteers opened Story Time at the library with energetic songs about Spaghetti Bolognaise and, of course, Vegemite (the original hand-written music to the Vegemite song is displayed in the Gusto! exhibition).

With a toy oven, mixing bowl, spoon and hand-made vegetable props to make the quiche from the ‘Empty Fridge’ story, Emma’s lively and interactive reading had everyone involved!

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After more songs and a workshop to make your own apron, families were invited to go on tour of the State Library’s Gusto! exhibition.

The Family Day celebrations finished on the library forecourt where The Little Veggie Patch Co had set up two vegetable gardens connected by an archway. The children and parents were fascinated to hear about how to grow their own vegetables at home. After one last sing along to the ‘good bye’ song everyone left with a quiche recipe and pack of seeds to get started at home.

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The State Library ‘Story Time’ Team

The Little Veggie Patch Co

The Little Veggie Patch Co teaching families about the importance of growing your own food.

Recipe card and seeds

Seeds and quiche recipe give aways encouraging social inclusion through; growing your own food; cooking together; and sharing food with friends, family and neighbours.

Social Inclusion Week Team (Owen, Emma SLV, Justine WF)

Owen, Emma (State Library) and Justine (Wilkins Farago) with the Social Inclusion Week Panda!