Food for Thought
Food for Thought – regular field trips, speakers, films and discussions about food and sustainability. For more information or if you have suggestions for great films or speakers, call Lucy Young 54724842, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what Food for Thought delivered in 2013:
Chris Walsh is a social entrepreneur, sustainability champion and co-founder of the Kindling Trust, where his work has included establishing the Feeding Manchester Network, the Greater Manchester Land Army, Manchester Veg People and FarmStart. The Kindling Trust focuses on the principles of sustainable production, sustainable living and sustainable activism.
Locals joined him for a seasonal meal and conversation about some of his experiences and insights around creating strong local food systems that bring all stakeholders together and how this can be applied in our local area.
Sharon Kittson: Luckwood Organics & Box System
The Macedon Ranges has never been so well fed! Based in Kyneton, Sharon Kittson has established Luckwood Organics, a vegie box business which support local organic growers.Locals heard about how Kyneton’s appetite for organic local food has grown, and ways she has helped to feed it.
Slow Food and Transition Towns
Local food advocates John Reid (Red Beards Bakery) and Ian Lillington(Permaculture Australia) shared their insights and reflections from recent tours of Italy and the UK including the Slow Food Conference, Transition Towns and local food movements.
Into the Future
Lucy Young, Tim Sproal, Heather Barrett & Katie Finlay, some of Castlemaine’s local foodleaders, joined us for a walk through the blossoming orchard, sharing their dreams for Castlemaine’s local food system in five years time and how we can make it happen. A delicious seasonal long table lunch was shared in the orchard.
Patrick Jones shared with us some of the dynamic and creative ways his community is transitioning to a carbon responsiblefood system; including the creation of five different community gardens in Daylesford, food foragers tours and more.