Open Food Network's recent movements and promotional activity.
Sustainable Living Festival
We talked with lots of new people about the OFN project at the Sustainable Living Festival! We had a stand with some other great Melbourne based open source sustainability projects - special thanks 3000 acres, Appropedia and Growstuff!
We talked about Open Food Network with Costa at the great local lunch, were interviewed on 744 ABC radio and had our very own feature event attended by over 200 people!
News from our Seeds Challenge Partners
Exciting things afoot in Korrumburra! Hot off the press is news that the South Gippsland Council has approved Grow Lightly Connect using a public building to set up a food hub on the main road outside Coal Creek. No stopping Gil and Meredith and the team when they have a permanent retail, storage and packing space!
Kirsten and Serenity recently visited Sunny Mildura to discuss the latest plans afoot for a hub project with Andrea Sloane from Mildura City Council. We’re excited to hear a new Food Systems Officer will be hitting the ground running in mid April to work with the OFN team on a prototype food hub!
Follow progress: www.facebook.com/GrowLightly
Kirsten and Serenity have taken the plunge to self fund a trip to Paris in March for the Ouishare annual fest to spread the word on OFN and learn about other exciting collaborative and sharing economy start-ups from across the world!
This will round out a busy couple of months getting the word out in Victoria. Highlights include presentations to:
- Central Grampians Council, (26 Feb) – Opportunities for Regional Food Networks
- Department of Health, Vic (26 April) – Food Hubs for sustainable, local food security
- Australian Society of Entrepreneurs, Melbourne (26 March) – Turning a Healthy Ambition into Reality
- Institute of Broadband Enabled Society (University of Melbourne) (4 April ) Connecting and Supporting the Sustainability of Regional Food Supply Chain Communities
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