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We are focused on transforming the way food is distributed and exchanged, by initiating, incubating and/or fostering activities that connect farmers and eaters. We seek fair reward and respect for farmers and affordable, good food for everyone.
We are focused on food distribution and exchange because change in this area presents opportunities to put the control of the food system back in the hands of the farmers, local businesses and the people who eat the food, read more here.
How we work
Eaterprises is a ‘social enterprise’. Our income is generated primarily through trade as we work to achieve our social mission and our proceeds are reinvested in the social outcome we seek (a fair, sustainable and resilient food system).
Our work is guided by our Values and Principles.
Who we are
Kirsten Larsen been working on and in food systems for 5 years. Her (ongoing) work at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab has increased her understanding and awareness of innovations to develop more sustainable and resilient food systems (see previous research, publications and resources here).
Kirsten’s policy background includes work in the Victorian Government, most recently in the Department of Premier and Cabinet on climate change and food policy. Kirsten has built up strong networks across diverse food enterprises and organisations and she supports the growth and development of the sector through her board positions for Cultivating Community and Transition Darebin.
Serenity Hill is from a farming family in NE Victoria and is currently undertaking food systems research at the University of Melbourne’s School of Land and Environments, focused on the complex challenges facing farmers and opportunities for innovative response. She has extensive experience in policy development in the Victorian State Government, most recently in relation to climate change adaptation with the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Serenity is an initiating member of Transition Darebin – a community group focused on economic relocalization in response to peak oil and climate change.