Crop Up!

This Sunday 15 November the Immigration Museum will be holding a one-day festival called Crop Up! all about seeds, grains and berries and how they have been used by cultures from around the globe.

Crop Up! Image credit - Museum Victoria

Explore the use of ancient grains in modern cuisine with celebrated chefs Diego Muñoz of the internationally acclaimed Astrid y Gastón, and Alejandro Seravia from Pastuso who will be speaking at the festival. Learn the art of brewing with Mazen Hajjar from Hawkers Beer and uncover the secret of making authentic salsa verde from Mexican tomatillo berries. Visitors can also hear from the inspirational Mariam Issa, founder of the Resilient Aspiring woman (RAW) Community Garden who will be speaking on the day.


Crop Up! will feature a pop-up nursery lead by Do it on the Roof where visitors can learn how to grow their own garden salad and berry plants at home. Festival goers can also enjoy American BBQ from Burn City Smokers and  Mexican bites from La Tortilleria whilst listening to DJ’s & live acts in our courtyard.

Tickets include a complimentary  packet of seeds, kids activities and access to screenings of The Mother Grain.

Crop Up!, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Sunday 15 November 2014 10 AM – 5 PM

Festival Day entry fee:

Adults $17 (includes museum and exhibition entry)

Children, Concession and MV Members FREE

From Bush to Bar cocktail workshop additional fee: Adults $52, Concession $25, MV Members $25, MV Member Concession $22

Bookings 13 11 02, or online at


Giveaway! Thanks to the Immigration Museum I have 3 x double passes (two adults, kids are free) for Crop Up!on Sunday 15 November.

To win just follow the instructions and the 3 winners will be randomly selected at 5pm Thursday 12 November and notified by email to be put on the door list.  Good luck!

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