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Growers and Eaters Forum

Posted in Events by kdonati on March 27th, 2012

23 April , 2012

Photo: Shari Mcdonald

Some of us are growers, but all of us are eaters. And we all want to eat well. In the face of an uncertain economic and ecological future, what does a truly sustainable food system look like?

A collaboration between Cultivating Community and Slow Food Melbourne, the Growers and Eaters Forum will bring together farmers and food experts committed to healthy and resilient food systems for the future. Food cooperatives, community-supported agriculture, farmers markets, urban agriculture and poly-farming are all on the menu. The all-day event will celebrate innovative projects and initiatives that are creatively reshaping relations between growers and eaters, valuing the people and communities who produce our food.

Conference registration includes a long, slow lunch featuring produce and wine from the region.

Keynote speaker and US farmer and author Michael Ableman will address how we can feed the future and present his ideas for achieving real change in the food system. Other inspirational speakers include Les Cameron, Goulburn Valley Food Cooperative; Carol Vincent, South Australian Farmers Federation; Neil Barr, author of The House on the Hill and Rod May, Captain’s Creek Organic Farm.

Monday, 23rd April 2012, 8.30am-5.00pm

‘Gravel Hill’ Salvation Army Complex
65-71 Mundy Street, Bendigo VIC

For more information:

The Growers and Eaters Forum and website

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on October 9th, 2008

The Farm Gateway has launched a website for the Growers and Eaters Forum. The Growers and Eaters Forum is being run by a partnership of several agencies interested in sustainable and fair food including Cultivating Community, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Slow Food Victoria, MADGE and the Victorian Farmers Market Association. The forum aims to bring farmers, food security advocates, community organizers, policy makers, community food projects, local government and businesses together with the goal of establishing new food distribution enterprises that will be mutually beneficial to both growers and eaters.

For more information about the forum visit the Growers and Eaters Forum Site or download the media release.