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‘Paddock to Plate’ Cooperative Replacing Heinz at Girgarre

‘Paddock to Plate’ Cooperative Replacing Heinz at Girgarre

Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Food Hubs, Ownership & Governance, Things We Like | Comments Off on ‘Paddock to Plate’ Cooperative Replacing Heinz at Girgarre

“We are keen to offer a fair price for what Heinz is leaving, reduced to allow for tax payer support over the years and then we would like to get on with running the business for all Australians.” Les Cameron – Cooperative Member It’s exciting times for people in Girgarre, as well as everyone else who thinks it might be time to […]

Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Resources, Services & Supports, Things We Like | Comments Off on Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Everything you could ever need to know about food systems? Incredible amount of webinars and distance learning programs on food systems (mostly free and open to the public). I love the ethos around this stuff – learn, share, learn more . .  Compiled  by Duncan Hilchey (editor in chief, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development – JAFSCD). If […]

Some great platforms out there!

Some great platforms out there!

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Web, Things We Like | Comments Off on Some great platforms out there!

In developing our ideas around local food web we have been looking at some fantastic platforms already out there.  We are really keen to hear from people about other good models they have come across… Here are some that we have already been talking to: Sustaination (UK)  Local Dirt (US)  www.localfoodcoop.org Local Food Systems (Ohio) OOOOBY (NZ)  They all do different […]

Imagining a Casey Food Hub

Imagining a Casey Food Hub

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Imagining a Casey Food Hub

The City of Casey, in Melbourne’s South-East, is uniquely positioned to explore the possibility of a Food Hub as it strives to address the needs of a rapidly expanding urban population and offer new opportunities for highly productive farms and farmers close-by. The attached scoping document explores an imagined ‘Casey Food Hub’ that could up opportunities for: Better prices and market […]

Scoping Methodology

Scoping Methodology

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Scoping Methodology

Australian Food Hub Network projects focus on the type of interventions that are required to change the scale of activity and viability of local / regional food systems, by carefully considering infrastructure and systemic needs. We are applying thinking and knowledge around ‘food hubs’ to develop proposals that suit the place they’re in, as well as supporting others to develop […]