Mar 282013

Local food-related events

Harvest Month has officially ended. Thank you to everyone who has contributed or taken part in the activities. The LFC activities – food film nights, Local Economy Forum and Rotary local food dinner all went very well. There were many conversations about “local food” and we met many people willing to buy, sell and produce more food locally. What we need to do now is start to work on breaking down the barriers to enable this to happen. We on the LFC committee have ideas, but need help to make them happen. By becoming a paid member of LFC, it gives the group some funding and committed person power to take more action. In the future, we will need to continue to broaden the community’s knowledge about “local food”, and need the help of a publicity person/s, people willing to teach cooking, growing of food, and people able to seek grant support!

Thank you to Donna Stoddard, Environmental Planning Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council, Rachel Bishop Educational Officer, Edendale and all of the staff at Edendale for their ongoing sponsorship and support of the community activities run by LFC.

To those of you taking the Local Harvest Challenge from Monday, best wishes. I hope you, along with me, are able to achieve your local food goals!

After Easter, it will be back to the regular Local Food Connect News.

In the meantime, enjoy the Easter break.

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