Melbourne as the seed of the open food revolution, when we stopped asking nicely

Melbourne as the seed of the open food revolution, when we stopped asking nicely

Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Food Web, Open Food, Ownership & Governance, Philosophy | Comments Off on Melbourne as the seed of the open food revolution, when we stopped asking nicely

Kirsten was invited with her Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab hat on to be part of a recent panel discussion at the Festival of Ideas in Melbourne (Oct 2 2013).  Panelists were asked to respond to and discuss the following question. ‘Imagine it is October 2nd 2033 and we now live in a world in which the transition to a healthy, just, […]

Poem: To Be of Use

Poem: To Be of Use

Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Philosophy | Comments Off on Poem: To Be of Use

To Be of Use (Marge Piercy) The people I love the best jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight. They seem to become natives of that element, the black sleek heads of seals bouncing like half-submerged balls. I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a […]

Why food distribution and exchange?

Why food distribution and exchange?

Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Philosophy | Comments Off on Why food distribution and exchange?

Direct exchange between producers and consumers, can return more money to the farmers while making good food more affordable for eaters. Farmers and farming are critical to the creation of resilient and sustainable communities and ecosystems. To maintain existing skills and knowledge, and to attract young people to farming, farmers must be able to make a good living from what […]

Values and Principles

Values and Principles

Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Philosophy | Comments Off on Values and Principles

Our Values tell you about who we really are . .

Successful small farmers – where to from here?

Successful small farmers – where to from here?

Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Direct Marketing, Farms & Farmers, Philosophy | Comments Off on Successful small farmers – where to from here?

The successful small farmers session left me with lots of new ideas. It also raised some big questions that I think are important for coming up with ‘better ways’ Got to be a better way: distributors that aren’t focused on ‘the cut’ – based on transparency, integrity, trust. Seems like a big waste of energy for farmers having to be […]