Places, people and things that capture the imagination.
Growcom wants one. So does the Public Health Association of Australia and sustainable agriculture expert at the University of Sydney, Bill Billotti. A national food policy, it seems, is something of a catchy idea. But what kind of policy are we talking about?
BY THE DAY BEFORE, THE TASMANIAN COMMUNITY GARDENS NETWORK conference in Devonport – The Good Food Future — had received a total of 90 registrations. A total of around 140 turned up on the first day. Consequently, there was something of a deficit of lunches on opening day, but lunch in the community garden the next day was convivial and all-too-pleasant in the mild Tasmanian autumn weather.
Here is a media release I edited and distributed on behalf of Food Connect Sydney…
Issued: 16 April 2010A
A new opportunity in fresh food:
Food Connect comes to Randwick!
Randwick residents have a new option when it comes to choosing tasty, locally grown food, now that Randwick City Council is to lend support to the new Food Connect Sydney initiative in the Eastern Suburbs.
A Declaration from the events of Hungry For Change, the NSW Food Summit 2009
Food Convergence Declaration
From Plains to Plate: the Future of Food in South Australia
10-13 February 2010, City West Campus, UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia.
From 10-13 February 2010, over 700 farmers, academics, government, health and community workers, environmentalists, permaculturalists, small growers, gardeners, students, educators and other community members gathered at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, for From Plains to Plate: the Future of Food in South Australia.
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS are really happening in Sydney’ eastern suburbs. There’s recently been a blossoming of them as more and more people seek ways to obtain the foods they really want.