Thursday, May 23, 2019

Highlights from the Moreland Local Food Networking and Autumn Celebration on 4 April.


About 40 residents got together to network and hear local food groups tell interesting and inspiring stories about their local food projects at the Merlynston Progress Hall, Coburg on April 4, 2019.

Here are the highlights as well as copies of the presentations and contact details to find out more about each initiative:

  • Claudia and Angela from Open Table talked about the nutritious meals they make from surplus food to hold monthly or fortnightly community lunches in Brunswick, Fawkner, Coburg and Glenroy.
If you would like to volunteer to help at any of the community lunches in your area, please email hello@open-table.org or register at www.open-table.org/volunteers

  • Rani, Emma, Jane and Bec from the Upfield Urban Forest described how they have transformed three different sites in the Upfield bike track from barren wastelands to cool, shady, beautiful spaces that improve the commuter experience immeasurably and at the same time reduce the urban heat island effect, store water and carbon and increase food security for local residents.
If you would like more information and to get involved in this fantastic initiative, click on this link

  • Jen from Fair Share Fare introduced the exciting and innovative new Community Graft project which is all about preserving our food heritage and supporting food security by preventing the loss of existing food and fruit trees and establishing new urban orchards. In the process, the project will foster the intergenerational and intercultural transfer of food growing knowledge and skills. Free grafting workshops have already been held in March and April this year to create a community of ready ‘grafters’.
To find out more and to get involved, contact jenrae@fairsharefare.com

Links to the presentations from the event are provided below:

Local Food Network Presentation 4 April 2019

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