Join us for the Darebin Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Thursday 22 February.
Come along and network with other community members who are passionate about building a more sustainable food future. We will hear from inspirational community members involved in exciting Urban Food Production projects and initiatives in Darebin. We also have a special guest presenter at the forum – Toby Whittington, CEO of Green World Revolution, an innovative urban agriculture enterprise in Perth. Toby is also presenting at the 2018 Urban Agriculture Forum.
Green World Revolution (GWR) is a not-for-profit environmental social enterprise, growing jobs for the unemployed. They provide pathways to sustainable livelihoods for people who suffer from long term unemployment, so they can improve their health and personal well-being and relieve their reliance on social security payments. GWR has established an urban farm in East Perth, a 400m2 site from which they deliver fresh produce 4 days a week on bicycles to 30 restaurants and cafes. The farm has provided 9 new paid work opportunities for long term unemployed people since 2015.
When: Thursday 22 February, 6 – 8pm
Where: Council Chambers, 350 High Street, Preston
The forum is FREE but registrations are essential
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 8470 8392
Refreshments / Networking: from 6:00 – 6:15pm
|Welcome and Round the Table Introductions||Lee Tozzi (Sustainable Food Officer, Darebin Council)||6:15 – 6:40pm|
Green World Revolution – an urban farming social enterprise creating pathways to sustainable livelihoods
|Toby Whittington (CEO Green World Revolution)||6:40 – 7:10pm|
|Local Food Project Updates:
Melbourne Farmers Market Alphington Communal Food Hub Project
|Prue Rothwell and Kieran Dickson (Melbourne Farmers Markets)||7:10 – 7:25pm|
Darebin Food Harvest Network website review
Urban Food Production Strategy Review 2018
Other news / events
|Lee Tozzi (Sustainable Food Officer, Darebin Council)||7:25 – 7:40pm|
|Post Event Networking||7:40 – 8:00pm|