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Visions of a Food Hub: RMIT industrial design studio

Whilst somewhat belated, this post contains some exciting glimpses from a design studio looking at the future of the food system in Melbourne’s south-east. From March to June, 2013, a group of 15 second year undergraduate industrial design students at RMIT University participated in the Casey Food Hub studio. The studio was led by Jessica […]


USDA: ‘Building Successful Food Hubs’

The 2014 Food Hub Collaboration Conference was held recently in North Carolina and the USDA Agricultural Marketing service used the occasion to announce their co-operative agreement with to develop an ‘Building Better Food Hubs’ national guide. At the conference, the Agricultural Marketing Service said that “the number of food hubs has risen by 65 […]

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AFHN and the South East Food Hub on ABC Radio

“When food producers work with farmers markets and locally owned shops to deliver good quality, fresh food to everyone in the community, you have a ‘food system’. Developing successful local food systems is what Kirsten Larsen from the University of Melbourne’s Victorian Eco Innovation Lab is doing. She says success depends on having a wide […]


Calling all Food Hubs!

If you’re an existing or in-development Food Hub, we want to hear from you!! We’d like to collect some basic information from existing and emerging Food Hubs so we can get an idea of who is out there, where you are and what you do. If you have 5 minutes to answer a few questions, […]


Kicking it up a notch in 2014

Well a belated happy new year to you folks! We hope it’s off to a good start for you and yours, we have a good feeling about this one and we’re pretty darn excited to tell you about our plans. This year we want to consolidate the Australian Food Hubs Network as a dynamic, focused […]

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Highlights from the tour: the Chris Walsh/Food Hub road show…

Chris headed off here, there and everywhere during his month in Australia and below are some more of his musings from time spent trekking to a range of communities across Victoria to talk about the work of the Kindling Trust and workshop ideas and innovations that are springing up around the traps. First stop: Goulburn […]

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La Trobe Food Forum: local food system change and what role for food hubs?

The inaugural Latrobe Food Forum was held on Wednesday 4 December, with 85 representatives from across the food system, including farmers, schools, businesses, Local and State government as well as community agencies, in attendance.   This was an opportunity to present the results of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) food system scan; the first […]

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Thoughts from Chris – Jumping Right In . .

Chris Walsh is blogging about his trip in Australia on the Kindling Trust website. We recommend you have a look AND we’ll pick out our favourites and repost them here We particularly like “Jumping Right In” where Chris discusses how our approach on the South East Food Hub project is similar to the one they […]


Agri-Food – All About Food Hubs!!

Or not quite, but a decent chunk! The program for the Food Hubs sessions of the Agri-Food conference in Melbourne next week is now available – Agri-Food – Food Hubs theme – what a juicy line up we have there. There are four sessions running over Tuesday and Wednesday. The four themes are: Context: why do we […]

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On the road with Chris Walsh and the South East Food Hub…

Well it’s been a whirlwind of a week since Chris Walsh touched down in Melbourne on Monday morning and this is the first chance we’ve had to make a flying update from the road! First port of call was to update him on the South East Food Hub and the general lay of the land […]